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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Many of Lightfoot’s young, energetic and optimistic staff don’t know who’s who. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants a book on the history of Chicago corruption. What would Ald. Edward Burke send her?," 5 June 2019 Travis Scott’s Astroworld Medley Clad in a galaxy print jumpsuit, Travis Scott delivered a super energetic performance. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "VMAs 2018: Watch all the Performances from Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, and More," 21 Aug. 2018 While the evening’s early rainstorm had likely thinned the crowds, those who were here were treated to beautiful weather and an energetic performance from a musician who hasn’t rested on his laurels since being a 1980s teen heart throb. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 5: Greta Van Fleet, Chromeo, Rick Springfield and more," 1 July 2018 Prince, beloved for his energetic performances since his rise to worldwide stardom in the 1980s, had become addicted to opioids after suffering from chronic pain, Metz said. Matt Pearce, latimes.com, "Conclusion: Prince didn't know he was taking fentanyl; nobody charged in his death," 19 Apr. 2018 The energetic performance went from meh to aww when the singer went into the audience and began dancing with his wife, Jessica Biel. Harper's BAZAAR, "These Were the Best Moments of the 2017 Oscars," 27 Feb. 2017 In a floral Duro Olowu dress, the Studio Museum’s very own (and quite energetic) Thelma Golden introduced this year’s honoree, civil rights activist, educator, and art collector, the late Peggy Cafritz. Isiah Magsino, Vogue, "Alicia Keys and More Attend Harlem’s Studio Museum’s Annual Luncheon," 29 Apr. 2019 The energetic collection also featured bangers from Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, T.I., Young Thug, DJ Snake, Juicy J, Steve Aoki, and many more. Jill Gutowitz, Billboard, "Ten 21st Century Sequel Soundtracks That Are Better Than the Original: Critic's Picks," 21 Feb. 2018 But Hayes’s work is too energetic, too vital, too specific and original and vivid for that; it is anchored in its time, rather than contained by it. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 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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