energetic

[ en-er-jet-ik ]
/ ˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪk /

adjective

possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous: an energetic leader.
powerful in action or effect; effective: to take energetic measures against crime.
Sometimes en·er·get·i·cal.

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

Related forms

Synonym study

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

energetically, adverb
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