Adjective "energetic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Showing or involving great activity or vitality.
  1. 'He takes an upbeat and energetic approach to exercise.'
  2. 'Like all gun dogs, and hunters, this breed needs lots of energetic exercise to remain fit and healthy.'
  3. 'The youngsters performed energetic dance routines and went through numerous costume changes to look the part.'
  4. 'Kane, who is three and a half, has been in care since birth and is an energetic youngster who loves running and dancing and is always ‘on the go’.'
  5. 'Some people may be skeptical and oppose such energetic activities and outspoken words from a member of the imperial family.'
  6. 'His poems display a vigorous and energetic fascination with nature.'
  7. 'We need to teach our children to delight in energetic activity, not enervating entertainment.'
  8. 'You are assertive, bold and energetic, and this helps you move closer towards your goals.'
  9. '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?'
  10. 'She'd forgotten how tough looking after an energetic youngster was.'
Relating to or characterized by energy (in the technical sense)
  1. 'When a beam of such energetic electrons collides with an atom, gamma rays burst forth.'
  2. 'It is therefore difficult to model the energetic costs of intermittent activity using standard methods.'
  3. 'An energetic wave is then created which allows the genetic material to enter surrounding cells'


1. possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous: an energetic leader.

2. powerful in action or effect; effective: to take energetic measures against crime.

More examples(as adjective)

"magistrates can be energetic in efforts."

"people can be energetic in/at/on mornings."

"people can be energetic without things."

"people can be energetic without tempers."

"people can be energetic on dates."

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