Hypertext Webster Gateway: "energetic"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Energetic \En`er*get"ic\, Energetical \En`er*get"ic*al\, a. [Gr.
?, fr. ? to work, be active, fr. ? active. See {Energy}.]
1. Having energy or energies; possessing a capacity for
vigorous action or for exerting force; active. ``A Being
eternally energetic.'' --Grew.

2. Exhibiting energy; operating with force, vigor, and
effect; forcible; powerful; efficacious; as, energetic
measures; energetic laws.

Syn: Forcible; powerful; efficacious; potent; vigorous;
effective; strenuous. -- {En`er*get"ic*al*ly}, adv. --
{En`er*get"ic*al*ness}, n.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic
fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of
hikers" [ant: {lethargic}]
2: working hard to promote an enterprise [syn: {gumptious}, {industrious},

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