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

Other Words from energetic

energetically \ ˌe-​nər-​ˈje-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce energetic (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.
Recent Examples on the Web But normally a team that's more physical, more energetic, plays harder gets the calls. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 5 Feb. 2022 My words become more animated, my storytelling more energetic. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Apr. 2022 Careful farming, which is usually environmentally friendly, often produces wines that are more lively, energetic, expressive and downright delicious. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 Many in Hollywood are enthusiastic for the arrival of Zaslav, who is known as an energetic, decisive and hands-on manager. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 Avante was described by family as energetic, ambitious and a loving father. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Apr. 2022 Scientists, including the spacecraft's namesake astrophysicist Eugene Parker, want to answer fundamental questions about the solar wind that streams out from the sun, flinging energetic particles across the solar system. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 The black holes will grow while releasing a storm of energetic particles and radiation that will easily outshine the light from all the stars in both galaxies combined. Aaron S. Evans, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2021 Two other eruptions included an eruption of solar material called a coronal mass ejection and an invisible swarm of solar energetic particles that were flung toward Earth, Goddard said. Julia Musto, Fox News, 30 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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“Energetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/energetic. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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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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