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.
- The crown of Portugal was, however, much too weak to adopt energetic measures.