energetic

adjective
en·​er·​get·​ic | \ ˌe-nər-ˈje-tik How to pronounce energetic (audio) \

Definition of energetic

1 : operating with or marked by vigor or effect
2 : marked by energy : strenuous an energetic walk
3 : of or relating to energy

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Other Words from energetic

energetically \ ˌe-​nər-​ˈje-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce energetic (audio) \ adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of energetic in a Sentence

She has an energetic personality. The children are energetic workers. They mounted an energetic campaign.
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Recent Examples on the Web The New Orleans Pelicans were the more energetic team in the second half, and were rewarded. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons fizzle in second half, fall to New Orleans Pelicans on road, 128-118," 25 Feb. 2021 Whereas those aspects of the engine will only be proved in time, the new motor's energetic output is immediately apparent. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1985 Honda Civic CRX 1.5Si," 18 Nov. 2020 Olivier is one-of-a-kind, tremendously creative and energetic, and very savvy. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "Bruce Springsteen's Manager Jon Landau on The Boss's Involvement in 'Every Shot' of His Jeep Super Bowl Ad: Exclusive," 7 Feb. 2021 For certain players, like defending champion Sofia Kenin, it cannot be understated just how much of a boost a noisy and energetic crowd can provide to their game at crucial moments in a match. Christina Macfarlane And Matias Grez, CNN, "Sofia Kenin: 'The atmosphere is going to be loud' at the Australian Open; tennis star can't wait," 30 Jan. 2021 Maria Grazia Pau, a Crucell biologist who began working with him nearly 20 years ago and now helps run Johnson & Johnson’s HIV program, describes him as brilliant and energetic. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Beth Israel researcher awaits approval of the COVID-19 vaccine he helped create," 16 Jan. 2021 Bell was second at last year's nationals, putting on one of the most entertaining and energetic free skates in recent seasons. Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, "Chen the headliner, Bell could be scene stealer at nationals," 13 Jan. 2021 At just 20 years old, Thomas has a youthful and energetic voice seasoned with several years of work in the world of food and nutrition advocacy. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "6 new healthy, vegan, plant-based vegetarian and gluten-free cookbooks to kick off the new year," 30 Dec. 2020 As the Giants’ public-address announcer the past 21 years, Brooks-Moon is well known among Giants fans for her smooth, melodic and energetic delivery at Oracle Park. Anna Buchmann, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: California’s deadliest pandemic month," 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of energetic

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for energetic

Greek energētikos, from energein to be active, from energos

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The first known use of energetic was in 1700

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28 Feb 2021

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“Energetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/energetic. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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energetic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of energetic

: having or showing a lot of energy
: involving a lot of effort

energetic

adjective
en·​er·​get·​ic | \ ˌe-nər-ˈje-tik How to pronounce energetic (audio) \

Kids Definition of energetic

: having or showing the ability to be active The boys are energetic players.

Other Words from energetic

energetically \ -​ti-​kə-​lē \ adverb

energetic

adjective
en·​er·​get·​ic | \ ˌen-ər-ˈjet-ik How to pronounce energetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of energetic

: of or relating to energy energetic equation

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