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 energetically (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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Yungblud, whose real name is Dominic Harris, delivered an energetic and even shocking show. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2019: Yungblud, Lauren Alaina and more of the best and worst from the side stages on Day 7," 1 July 2019 The Amish Outlaws will perform an energetic and family-friendly show in Hutchins Park from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.com, "Darlington kicks off Harford's Independence Day celebrations with parade, fireworks on June 29," 26 June 2019 Sagittarius sign holders are curious, energetic and enjoy traveling and exploring different cultures and philosophies. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "BTS Members’ Zodiac Signs Will Prove Who You’re REALLY Compatible With," 24 June 2019 The grey-and-white dog is happy, energetic and affectionate. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Pit Bull with Fast-Growing Cancer Looking for Loving Hospice Home to Complete His Bucket List," 11 June 2019 Despite numerous experiments — using high-precision pendulums, beams of energetic particles and other sophisticated tools — scientists have not yet found any evidence of extra dimensions. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, "We've Found Gravitational Waves. What Will We Learn From Them?," 24 May 2019 Aurorae appear when energetic particles in space slide down Earth’s magnetic field lines, which stretch out of the planet’s magnetic poles like a colossal fishing net. Robin George Andrews, National Geographic, "Steve the odd 'aurora' revealed to be two sky shows in one," 3 May 2019 Solar proton events occur when a shift in the Sun’s magnetic field releases sudden blasts of energetic solar particles that engulf Earth’s magnetosphere. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Evidence of a Monstrous, Ancient Solar Storm Found Hidden in Greenland's Ice," 14 Mar. 2019 Once in the Sun’s corona — a region that reaches more than 3 million degrees Fahrenheit — Parker will study the energetic particles in the region to solve the mysteries about this area of the Solar System. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch a spacecraft get blasted to the Sun tomorrow morning," 10 Aug. 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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The first known use of energetic was in 1700

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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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