energetic

[en-er-jet-ik]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. enea,
  2. enema,
  3. enemy,
  4. enemy alien,
  5. eneolithic,
  6. energetics,
  7. energid,
  8. energism,
  9. energize,
  10. energizer

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

SYNONYMS FOR energetic
Related forms

Synonym study

1. See active.

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British Dictionary definitions for energetical

energetic

adjective

having or showing much energy or force; vigorous
Derived Formsenergetically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for energetical

energetic

adj.

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).

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