Definition of energetic in English:

energetic

Syllabification: en·er·get·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌenərˈjedik
 
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adjective

1Showing or involving great activity or vitality: energetic exercise
More example sentences
  • 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?
Synonyms
active, lively, dynamic, zestful, spirited, animated, vital, vibrant, bouncy, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, perky, frisky, sprightly, tireless, indefatigable, enthusiasticvigorous, strenuous, 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
informal punchy, in-your-face
vulgar slang ass-kicking
1.1 Physics Characterized by a high level of energy (in the technical sense): energetic X-rays
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  • 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
1.2Of or relating to energy (in the technical sense).

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'powerfully effective'): from Greek energētikos, from energein 'operate, work in or upon' (based on ergon 'work').

Derivatives

energetically

Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

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