Thesaurus

live wire

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of live wire

1 a very energetic person
  • the babysitter will have her hands full with those two little live wires

Synonyms for live wire

Words Related to live wire

Near Antonyms for live wire

2 an ambitious person who eagerly goes after what is desired
  • that new reporter on the police beat is a real live wire

Synonyms for live wire

Words Related to live wire

Near Antonyms for live wire

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about live wire

Time Traveler for live wire

Time Traveler

The first known use of live wire was in 1881

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Live wire.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/live%20wire. Accessed 15 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on live wire

Dictionary: Definition of live wire

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with live wire

Spanish Central: Translation of live wire

Nglish: Translation of live wire for Spanish Speakers

Comments on live wire

What made you want to look up live wire? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!