You saw a speech by a famous author. While he was speaking, he seemed really excited and moved around the stage a lot Now you're describing the situation to a friend. You say:
He was extremely animated.
"Extremely" means "very" but is even stronger. For example:
Some other common adjectives that are used with "extremely" are:
extremely high/low (for a number or amount, not for actual height)
When you describe a person as "animated", it means that they:
- seem excited
- move around a lot
- make hand gestures
- move their face around a lot
You usually use "animated" to describe the way that someone speaks or tells a story.
You might be more familiar with the word "animated" as it's related to cartoons. An "animated" movie or video is made using drawings or 3D images that move around. The basic meaning of the word "animate" is "to make something seem alive", so that's where the two meanings of "animated" come from.
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