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energetic

[en-er-jet-ik] /ˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪk/
adjective
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.
Also, energetical.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Greek energētikós, equivalent to energē- (en- en-2 + ergē-, variant stem of ergeîn to be active; see energy) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
energetically, adverb
hyperenergetic, adjective
nonenergetic, adjective
nonenergetically, adverb
quasi-energetic, adjective
quasi-energetically, adverb
superenergetic, adjective
superenergetically, adverb
ultraenergetic, adjective
unenergetic, adjective
unenergetically, adverb
Synonyms
1. See active. 2. effectual, strong, potent.
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  • To prove his fidelity, he energetically persecuted the heretics.
  • Sloths travel slowly along branches rather than swinging energetically.
British Dictionary definitions for energetically

energetic

/ˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
having or showing much energy or force; vigorous
Derived Forms
energetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for energetically

energetic

adj.

1650s, "powerful," from Greek energetikos "active," from energein "to work, act upon" (see energy). Of persons, "active," in English from 1796 (energetical is from c.1600).

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