• WordNet 3.6
    • adj energetic possessing or exerting or displaying energy "an energetic fund raiser for the college","an energetic group of hikers","it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
    • adj energetic working hard to promote an enterprise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The company "Sony" was originally called "Totsuken." They felt the name "Sony" would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name "sonus" and "sonny." The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company
    • Energetic Exhibiting energy; operating with force, vigor, and effect; forcible; powerful; efficacious; as, energetic measures; energetic laws.
    • Energetic Having energy or energies; possessing a capacity for vigorous action or for exerting force; active. "A Being eternally energetic ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • energetic Possessing, exerting, or manifesting energy; specifically, acting or operating with force and vigor; powerful in action or effect; forcible; vigorous: as, an energetic man or government; energetic measures, laws, or medicines.
    • energetic Synonyms Strenuous, assiduous, potent.
    • energetic In physical, of or pertaining to energy or to the science of energetics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Energetic having or showing energy: active: forcible: effective
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  • Kenneth Clarke
    Kenneth Clarke
    “Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.”
  • Dennis Rainey
    Dennis Rainey
    “Your marriage moves toward a state of isolation. Unless you lovingly and energetically nurture your marriage, you will begin to drift away from your mate.”
  • Vaclav Havel
    “The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. to work, be active, fr. active. See Energy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. energeiaen, in, ergon, work.


In literature:

The work on board the two frigates was going forward as energetically as ever.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
These conservative young men speak and act energetically.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Our energetic sorter was in charge of the van that night, and went to work at once.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
The worthy steersman acted rather too energetically on his own advice, for he dipped his paddle with such force that it snapped in two.
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
Anxious to resuscitate her, Coursegol set energetically to work, but not without emotion.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
Her religion was eminently practical and energetic.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
The Turks might be a more powerful and energetic, but could not be a more virulent, a more unscrupulous foe.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
It must be an awful nuisance to be as energetic as he is.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
Now, at last, on this occasion, the old lady was both energetic and passionate.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
As to personnel, I ask for young and energetic commanders, Byng and Rawlinson, and am turned down.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton

In poetry:

In all my life I never knew
The energetic man to stumble,
Or, if he fails in one attempt,
To sit down and begin to grumble.
"No Energy" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
He proved them this - he proved them that -
This good but wearisome ascetic;
He jumped and thumped upon his hat,
He was so very energetic.
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So REVEREND MICAH claps on extra steam,
His eyes are flashing with superior gleam,
He is as energetic as can be,
For there are fatter livings in that see.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
In mood apathetic
We hear energetic
But futile economists voicing their views;
And little attention
We give the dissension
Until we awoke to this dread bit of news.
"Golden Silence" by C J Dennis
Bright flash'd the teacher's languid eye,
Flushed his pale cheek, with bright, tho' fleeting
Leap'd forth his voice with energetic cry,
And thus, to me express'd, his thoughts they came.
"The Teacher" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

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Obama Focused, Energetic After Second Debate.
Energetic boy in need of positive role model.
Frick Park awaits environmental center as energetic boost.
Expect More ' Energetic ' Obama At Next Debate.
President will be 'more energetic ' in second debate, but Romney campaign says Obama 'can't change his record.
Rajkovich is knowledgeable, energetic and level headed.
Ambitious, Energetic Family Adventure In Bridgeport.
University of Tennessee ' energetic ' after off date.
Republican was direct, energetic in debate.
Publish the Quest brings its energetic music back to the Rock.
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UTSA engineering students get help from energetic booster.
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In science:

Fermi energy The notion of Fermi energy ( F ) can be derived from the Pauli principle forbidding the fermions to be in the same energetic states.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The corresponding energetic gap Ɗ makes superconducting state stable after switching-off external voltage.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
As far, for different isotopes the energetic gap is constant (2Ɗ ࣃ const, then the left part of (126) is constant also.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
Thus establishing the sloping interface poses no energetic obstacle.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Now, as we have reviewed, in the (E = 0, B 6= 0) gauge the decoupling of closed strings with nonpositive winding number can be easily seen to follow from the energetics .
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped