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[ en-er-jet-ik ]


  1. possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous:

    an energetic leader.

  2. powerful in action or effect; effective:

    to take energetic measures against crime.

    Synonyms: potent, strong, effectual


/ ˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪk /


  1. having or showing much energy or force; vigorous

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Derived Forms

  • ˌenerˈgetically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • ener·geti·cal·ly adverb
  • hyper·ener·getic adjective
  • nonen·er·getic adjective
  • nonen·er·geti·cal·ly adverb
  • quasi-ener·getic adjective
  • quasi-ener·geti·cal·ly adverb
  • super·ener·getic adjective
  • super·ener·geti·cal·ly adverb
  • ultra·ener·getic adjective
  • unen·er·getic adjective
  • unen·er·geti·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of energetic1

First recorded in 1645–55; from Greek energētikós, from energē- (from en- en- 2 + ergē-, variant stem of ergeîn “to be active”; energy ) + -tikos -tic
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Example Sentences

It’s an energetic but tender exploration of cultural immersion, ambition and pleasure that takes many unexpected turns.

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Hawke’s young protagonist can be a fool, but he’s wildly energetic.

As you could hear from this episode, she was an incredibly energetic and optimistic researcher.

GREAT VALUEL'Erta di Radda Chianti Classico 2017Limited to one word to describe this wine, I’d say “energetic.”

I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t expecting Bridgerton actress Golda Rosheuvel to be so warm and energetic during our Zoom interview in early January.

And acts like mambo king Pupi Campo and the energetic DeCastro Sisters made Las Vegas their new home.

But he's also energetic, talkative, and boyishly excited about not just his beer, but all beer.

Rubenstein turned 65 in August, and he appears as trim and energetic as when he pulled all-nighters in the Carter White House.

Carol was strong-willed and energetic—she continued teaching and running marathons well into her chemotherapy.

Sports stars going on Dancing with the Stars who are big, butch, and energetic are talking about how exhausting it is.

Nigel found him an excellent fellow, the most sympathetic and energetic man of Eastern blood whom he had ever encountered.

The energetic, the daring, the high-spirited go, leaving the residue more abject and nerveless than ever.

Jack Carlson entered the room a moment later, walking with the energetic bounce of a busy man.

Kip Burland also recognized the handsome, energetic man with the sleek black hair and small, waxed mustache.

They were ready to adopt the most energetic measures to repel the interference of this armed confederacy.





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