energetic

[ en-er-jet-ik ]
/ ˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪk /
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adjective

possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous: an energetic leader.
powerful in action or effect; effective: to take energetic measures against crime.

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Origin of energetic

1645–55; <Greek energētikós, equivalent to energē- (en-en-2 + ergē-, variant stem of ergeîn to be active; see energy) + -tikos-tic

synonym study for energetic

1. See active.

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British Dictionary definitions for energetic

energetic
/ (ˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪk) /

adjective

having or showing much energy or force; vigorous

Derived forms of energetic

energetically, adverb
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