- 1Showing or involving great activity or vitality: energetic exerciseMore example sentences
active, lively, dynamic, zestful, spirited, animated, vital, vibrant, bouncy, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, perky, frisky, sprightly, tireless, indefatigable, enthusiasticstrenuous, brisk; hard, arduous, demanding, taxing, tough, rigorousforceful, vigorous, high-powered, all-out, determined, bold, powerful, potent; intensive, hard-hitting, pulling no punches, aggressive, high-octane• vulgar slang ass-kicking
- Youngsters have already come up with some of their own designs which cater for younger primary school age children up to teenagers who wanted more energetic activities.
- And those who do get into the aerobics classes are cramped into a small room, which some say is not suitable for their energetic activities.
- Is it any wonder then that the government is concerned with an obesity problem among the young when their scope for energetic activity is so severely limited?
- 1.1 Physics Characterized by a high level of energy (in the technical sense): energetic X-raysMore example sentences
- These voltages would also explain the radio emission from energetic electrons observed near Jupiter by the Ulysses spacecraft.
- Gamma rays are the most energetic of all electromagnetic radiation, and we have little experience with them in everyday life.
- An energetic wave is then created which allows the genetic material to enter surrounding cells
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- The brushstrokes were made rapidly and energetically so that the picture was completed very quickly.
- She says this all very fast and energetically like she has held it in there for so long, and needs to tell someone.
- The baby can now punch, kick and move more energetically.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'powerfully effective'): from Greek energētikos, from energein 'operate, work in or upon' (based on ergon 'work').