Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In a state of action; acting; operating.
  • adj. Having energy or great power; energetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In a state of action; acting; operating.
  • adj. Having energy or great power; energetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Energetic; endowed with or manifesting energy.
  • In physics, exhibiting energy or force; producing direct physical effect; acting; operating: as, heat is an energic agent.

Etymologies

Compare French énergique. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "energic" în urma măsurilor anunţate de Traian Băsescu, precizând însă că partidul pe care îl conduce nu susţine violenţe stradale şi că România nu trebuie să ajungă în situaţia

    Mediafax

  • Medicine was emerging as a science and was dominated by the mechanistic and energic principles of the Helmholz School, which viewed mental disorders as organic in nature Wyss, 1966: 45-145.

    Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice

  • They responded with a highly spirited and energic match against the Saudis, "really playing to win".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And a hungry urg, with the resources to reach outside of its own time and implode a man to light, could certainly satisfy its energic needs locally.

    In Other Worlds

  • These snakes, like all energic life, aspire to their peculiar

    The Beauty of the Medusa: A Study in Romantic Literary Iconology

  • But, on the other hand, they must possess, to an astonishing degree, the faculty to concentrate thought on a single object—the energic faculty that we call will.

    The Haunted and the Haunters: Or the House and the Brain

  • If Freud and Jung had been of the party, can it be doubted that the one would have ascribed Phaeton's aviation to a wish-fulfilment of the flying-dream type, derived from a reminiscence of erotic motion-pleasure24 in childhood, or that Jung, for his part, would have said Phaeton was levitated by the energic force of a sublimation of the Ur-Libido, alias élan vital, alias Hormé!

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • In the foregoing words of Emerson, there is brought to bear on dreams an energic conception of mind-action similar to that which Hobbes had developed in his Leviathan in 1651.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Jung, no less than Freud, has forgotten that philosophy has become mechanistic since Descartes'21 famous year of 1637, and Jung would throw us back to the early seventeenth century, with his energic conception of the Libido, or the Ur-libido, now called Hormé and sometimes merely élan vital.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Her hair was nut-brown and all in energic curls and tendrils.

    England, My England

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