en·er·get·ic | \ˌe-nər-ˈje-tik \

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 \ 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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In his Soho studio, Condo is affable and energetic, enthusiastically sharing the genesis for some of his latest works. Dorian May, A-LIST, "Portrait of an Artist: George Condo," 5 July 2018 Yet the moderately low midsole still delivers a quick, energetic, and lively feel. Justin Nyberg, Outside Online, "The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2018," 3 July 2018 The pregame music was loud and energetic, and Matt Kemp was bouncing along to it after taking his turn in the batting cage at Dodger Stadium one day this week. Helene Elliott, latimes.com, "Matt Kemp's game — and his life — have been on the upswing since his return to the Dodgers," 27 June 2018 This introduced dinosaurs to a whole new generation, and this newer image of dinosaurs as an active, energetic, and intelligent animal. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "How Jurassic Park led to the modernization of dinosaur paleontology," 23 June 2018 The Broadway original was energetic and earnest; the film soundtrack was lush and familiar. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "The Trouble With Bernstein’s Broadway in the Concert Hall," 13 July 2018 Payton’s strong solos on piano and trumpet bracketed an extended bass solo by Spalding that was especially energetic, impassioned, and adept, Carrington accenting her partners’ work throughout with brilliant freestyle drumming. Bill Beuttler, BostonGlobe.com, "A lot of love in the air as the TEN Trio grooves at Scullers," 1 July 2018 Royal 3-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco are stubborn, energetic and early to rise — according to their mom, Princess Charlene. Maura Hohman, PEOPLE.com, "Princess Charlene Says Her Toddler Twins 'Have Too Much Energy for Their Age'," 28 June 2018 His band is quietly energetic, supplying the mesh of interlocking supporting parts that help showcase the dramatic contrasts built into the music. John Adamian, courant.com, "Music Festivals And Concerts Not To Miss This Week," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of energetic

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for energetic

Greek energētikos, from energein to be active, from energos

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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 \

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 \

Medical Definition of energetic 

: of or relating to energy energetic equation

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