I actively shun a life of half-lived mediocrity on all sides.
She has no shortage of character witnesses who actively dislike and distrust her.
While Ayla is playing college basketball, NCAA regulations forbid her from actively promoting herself or any of her endeavors.
mid-14c., "given to worldly activity" (opposed to contemplative or monastic), from Old French actif (12c.) or directly from Latin activus, from actus (see act (n.)). As "capable of acting" (opposed to passive), from late 14c. Meaning "energetic, lively" is from 1590s; that of "working, effective, in operation" is from 1640s. Active voice is recorded from 1765 (grammatical use of active dates from mid-15c.).