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Full of activity or excitement:‘an action-packed programme of events’
exciting, stirring, action-packed, sensational, spectacular, startling, unexpected, tense, suspenseful, rip-roaring, gripping, riveting, fascinating, thrilling, hair-raising, rousing, lively, animated, spirited, electrifying, impassioned, emotive, emotional, emotion-charged, moving, soul-stirring, powerful, headyView synonyms
- ‘This action-packed cop thriller rattles along at a cracking pace, with strong performances from all the leading players.’
- ‘His mission is to seek out wondrous treasures, discover strange new lands and to boldly go where no action-packed adventure has gone before.’
- ‘From the fast-paced danger of downhill skiing to more graceful ice skating, the games are already an action-packed pageant.’
- ‘Those magnificent mutants return for an action-packed sequel that knocks spots off the original movie and leaves you itching for more.’
- ‘The novel reads like a homage to Leonard, with its rhythmic repartee, underworld characters and action-packed plot.’
- ‘To round off the day's action-packed racing programme, the Lighting Rods will also be taking to the circuit.’
- ‘Thousands of people turned out to enjoy an action-packed weekend of events throughout York and North and East Yorkshire.’
- ‘The day has been rather pleasant, pretty much amounting to an extension, of sorts, to the action-packed weekend that has just passed.’
- ‘Poultry show, bees and honey and an action-packed main arena programme.’
- ‘The Leisure Centre will be running action-packed fun and activity camps again this summer.’
- ‘But never fear, there is still an action-packed programme of entertainment planned for the High Street on Sunday.’
- ‘The action-packed programme offers walks for everyone from disabled people and children to experienced hikers and poet.’
- ‘Children and grown-ups got in the party spirit and enjoyed an action-packed family fun day.’
- ‘This action-packed thriller gives a unique look behind the scenes at the White House.’
- ‘With St Patrick's Day almost upon us, the town and community at large is gearing up for a spectacular, action-packed day.’
- ‘The lives of fictional private detectives tend to be action-packed, dangerous and full of incident.’
- ‘Whichever show you choose, it's sure to be an action-packed event.’
- ‘And so it eventually proved - but not before a stirring fight by the Scots in an action-packed game.’
- ‘This is an action-packed event, running for 8 days, with lots of entertainment for all the family.’
- ‘Now we can begin to look forward to arguing about real teams and sportsmen/women who will star in one of the most action-packed sporting years in memory.’
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