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

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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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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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18 Feb 2020

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“Energetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/energetic. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of energetic

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


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


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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