energetic

Energetic describes someone who has lots of get-up-and-go. When you decide to jog alongside the bus instead of taking it to work, you are energetic — so energetic that it tires the rest of the commuters out just watching you.

Energetic comes from the Greek, energetikos, meaning “active.” When you are energetic, you're active with enthusiasm and excitement to spare. Energetic describes those little kids you babysit, who never sit still and force you to play hide and seek. Energetic can also mean a powerful focused effort, where you work hard to achieve something. The energetic bond between the men was formed after months of training together in the military.

DEFINITIONS OF: energetic

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adj possessing or exerting or displaying energy

“an energetic fund raiser for the college”
“an energetic group of hikers”
“it caused an energetic chemical reaction”
Synonyms
active
characterized by energetic activity
lively
full of life and energy
dynamic, dynamical
characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
physical
characterized by energetic bodily activity
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
quick and energetic
canty
lively and brisk
driving
acting with vigor
high-energy
providing a relatively large amount of energy upon undergoing a chemical reaction
indefatigable, tireless, unflagging, unwearying
showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
strenuous
characterized by or performed with much energy or force
vigorous
characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
enterprising
marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
Antonyms:
lethargic, unenrgetic
deficient in alertness or activity
inactive
not active physically or mentally
dazed, foggy, groggy, logy, stuporous
stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
dreamy, lackadaisical, languid, languorous
lacking spirit or liveliness
listless
lacking zest or vivacity
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adj working hard to promote an enterprise

Synonyms:
gumptious, industrious, up-and-coming
enterprising
marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects
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