Origin of energetic
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.
We know from prior research that when men feel threatened, they tend to energetically protect their status.
Multiplied and energetically worked as these agencies are, the condition of the world is bad enough.Sermons|Clement Bailhache
"I am going into the town," declared Madame de Stmer, energetically.Bat Wing|Sax Rohmer
Yet the republic made no haste to join in the movement for the extermination of heresy so energetically pushed by Gregory IX.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
The scene at the gate shows Boaz energetically conducting the case he has taken up.Judges and Ruth|Robert A. Watson
And is it not better to teach another quickly and energetically, rather than quietly and slowly?Charmides|Plato
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).