- possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous: an energetic leader.
- powerful in action or effect; effective: to take energetic measures against crime.
Origin of energetic
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Examples from the Web for energetic
And acts like mambo king Pupi Campo and the energetic DeCastro Sisters made Las Vegas their new home.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?
John L. Smith
December 18, 2014
But he's also energetic, talkative, and boyishly excited about not just his beer, but all beer.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
Rubenstein turned 65 in August, and he appears as trim and energetic as when he pulled all-nighters in the Carter White House.Patriotic Philanthropy: Not an Oxymoron
November 27, 2014
Carol was strong-willed and energetic—she continued teaching and running marathons well into her chemotherapy.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
Sports stars going on Dancing with the Stars who are big, butch, and energetic are talking about how exhausting it is.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
Inside the house she heard the persistent, energetic sound of hammering.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
It was that of Demosthenes, concise, energetic, and commanding.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
Just beneath where she sat two men were having a most energetic duel of words.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The pastors, for the most part, are young and energetic men.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
For all his iron self-control, it nearly drove the energetic man to violence.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- having or showing much energy or force; vigorous
Word Origin and History for energetic
1650s, "powerful," from Greek energetikos "active," from energein "to work, act upon" (see energy). Of persons, "active," in English from 1796 (energetical is from c.1600).