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1Showing or involving great activity or vitality:‘moderately energetic exercise’
forceful, aggressive, vigorous, high-powered, all-out, determined, zealous, fiery, impassioned, emphatic, bold, pushing, driving, effective, effectual, powerful, potentactive, lively, dynamic, zestful, spirited, animated, vital, vibrant, sparkling, bouncy, bubbly, perky, bright and breezy, frisky, sprightly, tireless, indefatigable, enthusiastic, zealous, fiery, passionatevigorous, strenuous, brisk, livelyView synonyms
- ‘We need to teach our children to delight in energetic activity, not enervating entertainment.’
- ‘She'd forgotten how tough looking after an energetic youngster was.’
- ‘He was praised for his extremely energetic and effective leadership.’
- ‘He takes an upbeat and energetic approach to exercise.’
- ‘Folk dances from the Punjab were a delight to watch, and the energetic youngsters who performed, did much to make the evening memorable.’
- ‘Youngsters have already come up with some of their own designs which cater for younger primary school age children up to teenagers who wanted more energetic activities.’
- ‘An energetic youngster, she dabbled in countless sports before finally concentrating on hockey.’
- ‘Like all gun dogs, and hunters, this breed needs lots of energetic exercise to remain fit and healthy.’
- ‘She is targeting energetic youngsters for help as they will soon be free of exams and on their school summer holidays.’
- ‘The youngsters performed energetic dance routines and went through numerous costume changes to look the part.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘Some people may be skeptical and oppose such energetic activities and outspoken words from a member of the imperial family.’
- ‘Mum Gillian is very proud of her son, who has always been a very energetic youngster, she says.’
- ‘And those who do get into the aerobics classes are cramped into a small room, which some say is not suitable for their energetic activities.’
- ‘These activists are young, energetic and determined.’
- ‘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’.’
- ‘You are assertive, bold and energetic, and this helps you move closer towards your goals.’
- ‘His poems display a vigorous and energetic fascination with nature.’
- ‘This is one of the reasons why you generally feel refreshed and more energetic after exercise.’
- ‘There are literally scores more activities for those feeling energetic enough to choose from.’
Relating to or characterized by energy (in the technical sense):‘energetic X-rays’
- ‘It is therefore difficult to model the energetic costs of intermittent activity using standard methods.’
- ‘When a beam of such energetic electrons collides with an atom, gamma rays burst forth.’
- ‘Gamma rays are the most energetic of all electromagnetic radiation, and we have little experience with them in everyday life.’
- ‘An energetic wave is then created which allows the genetic material to enter surrounding cells’
- ‘These voltages would also explain the radio emission from energetic electrons observed near Jupiter by the Ulysses spacecraft.’
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘powerfully effective’): from Greek energētikos, from energein operate, work in or upon (based on ergon work).
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