- 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 energetically
One day near Fulda, Shaquille went to a basketball clinic run by Dale Brown, the energetically eccentric basketball coach at LSU.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
We know from prior research that when men feel threatened, they tend to energetically protect their status.The Looming Male Backlash
Rosalind C. Barnett, Caryl Rivers
March 26, 2011
It is a manifestation of the Eternal Grace, and never has it overpowered me so energetically as now.The Dream
Such a false and cruel generalization must be energetically opposed.The Sexual Question
They energetically denied it; they burst out in protestations.His Masterpiece
"Now, I'm ready for the Plant, Roger," he said energetically.The Forbidden Trail
"That would be typical of the Sans," agreed Leila energetically.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
- having or showing much energy or force; vigorous
Word Origin and History for energetically
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).