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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The irreverent and energetic creator, whose career included work for Chanel, Fendi, Chloe and other storied houses, was 85 years old. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Fashion World Recalls an Influential Legend," 19 Feb. 2019 Many of these tags are mood-related, and over 14,000 English words from these tags were given two scale ratings correlating to how negative or positive a word is, and also how calm or energetic a word is in order to train the system. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Deezer researchers developed an AI system that detects a song’s musical mood," 23 Sep. 2018 There's something youthful and energetic about [Polo Red Rush], which is nice. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ansel Elgort Is the New Face of Ralph Lauren Polo Red Rush Fragrance," 25 July 2018 Christian is an energetic 5-year-old boy of Caucasian descent. BostonGlobe.com, "Christian, 5, is available for adoption," 19 May 2018 The rambunctious, energetic little boy fell limp in his arms and whispered into Duncan’s ear, asking him for the umpteenth time this year if Duncan had brought his fire truck. Silvia Foster-frau, San Antonio Express-News, "Sutherland Springs survivor cheers on the man who saved his life," 5 Apr. 2018 Growing up, Jeramy Carl Burt's parents say their son was an energetic boy full of spirit. Juliet Muir, NBC News, "Idaho family seeks answers in 11-year search for Jeramy Burt," 18 Feb. 2018 While her performance was certainly energetic and oh-so Lady Gaga, her heavy eye contact with the camera throughout the performance—particularly at the end of the song—turned quickly turned into a viral meme moment on Twitter and Instagram. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Is a Living, Breathing Meme at the 2019 Grammys," 11 Feb. 2019 Season 2 gives us a run of deliriously energetic and surprising episodes that help the legal drama transcend its case-of-the-week format. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The 10 best TV shows of 2018 (so far)," 27 June 2018

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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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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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