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adjective en·er·get·ic \ˌe-nər-ˈje-tik\

: having or showing a lot of energy

: involving a lot of effort

Full Definition of ENERGETIC

:  operating with or marked by vigor or effect
:  marked by energy :  strenuous <an energetic walk>
:  of or relating to energy
en·er·get·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ENERGETIC

  1. She has an energetic personality.
  2. The children are energetic workers.
  3. They mounted an energetic campaign.


Greek energētikos, from energein to be active, from energos
First Known Use: 1651

Synonym Discussion of ENERGETIC

vigorous, energetic, strenuous, lusty, nervous mean having or showing great vitality and force. vigorous further implies showing no signs of depletion or diminishing of freshness or robustness <as vigorous as a youth half his age>. energetic suggests a capacity for intense activity <an energetic campaigner>. strenuous suggests a preference for coping with the arduous or the challenging <the strenuous life on an oil rig>. lusty implies exuberant energy and capacity for enjoyment <a lusty appetite for life>. nervous suggests especially the forcibleness and sustained effectiveness resulting from mental vigor <full of nervous energy>.
ENERGETIC Defined for Kids


adjective en·er·get·ic \ˌe-nər-ˈje-tik\

Definition of ENERGETIC for Kids

:  having or showing the ability to be active <The boys are energetic players.>
en·er·get·i·cal·ly \-ti-kə-lē\ adverb
Medical Dictionary


adjective en·er·get·ic \ˌen-ər-ˈjet-ik\

Medical Definition of ENERGETIC

:  of or relating to energy <energetic equation>


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