energetic

adjective 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

energetically

play \ˌe-nər-ˈje-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of energetic in a Sentence

  1. She has an energetic personality.

  2. The children are energetic workers.

  3. They mounted an energetic campaign.

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Origin and Etymology of energetic

Greek energētikos, from energein to be active, from energos

Synonym Discussion of 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

ENERGETIC Defined for English Language Learners

energetic

adjective

Definition of energetic for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a lot of energy

  • : involving a lot of effort


ENERGETIC Defined for Kids

energetic

adjective en·er·get·ic \ ˌe-nər-ˈje-tik \

Definition of energetic for Students

:having or showing the ability to be active
  • The boys are energetic players.

energetically

\-ti-kə-lē\ adverb

Medical Dictionary

energetic

adjective en·er·get·ic \ ˌen-ər-ˈjet-ik \

medical Definition of energetic

:of or relating to energy
  • energetic equation


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