Definitions for: Energetic


[adj] possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"
[adj] working hard to promote an enterprise



Webster (1913) Definition: En`er*get"ic, Energetical En`er*get"ic*al, a. [Gr.
?, fr. ? to work, be active, fr. ? active. See Energy.]
1. Having energy or energies; possessing a capacity for
vigorous action or for exerting force; active. ``A Being
eternally energetic.'' --Grew.

2. Exhibiting energy; operating with force, vigor, and
effect; forcible; powerful; efficacious; as, energetic
measures; energetic laws.

Syn: Forcible; powerful; efficacious; potent; vigorous;
effective; strenuous. -- En`er*get"ic*al*ly, adv. --
En`er*get"ic*al*ness, n.

Synonyms: active, brisk, canty, driving, gumptious, indefatigable, industrious, lively, merry, physical, rattling, snappy, spanking, strenuous, tireless, unflagging, unwearying, up-and-coming, vigorous, zippy

Antonyms: lethargic, unergetic

See Also: dynamic, dynamical, enterprising, spirited

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