Origin of energeticClassical Greek energ?tikos
This man is very energetic.
An example of energetic is a person who works at full speed for 12 hours a day.
- Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy. See Synonyms at active.
- Of or relating to energy.
Origin of energeticGreek energētikos from energein to be active from energos active ; see energy .
(comparative more energetic, superlative most energetic)
- Nouns to which "energetic" is often applied: person, man, woman, child, life, material, particle, ion, healing, anatomy, etc.
- Where non-English languages use an adjective analogous to "energetic", English often uses "energy" attributively: "energy efficiency" is much more common than "energetic efficiency".
From Ancient Greek ἐνεργητικός (energētikos), from ἐνεργέω (energeō, “to be active”), from ἐνεργός (energos, “active”)
- Harry Turnball was a young and energetic truck driver who delivered the Parkside Sentinel.
- She still seemed energetic and optimistic.
- It is an energetic oxidizing agent.
- His energetic campaign against George II.
- Rabbula, the powerful and energetic bishop of Edessa who withstood the beginnings of Nestorianism, and who gave currency to the Peshitta text of the four Gospels, abolishing the use of the Diatessaron, is dealt with in a separate article.