energetic vs industrious what difference

what is difference between energetic and industrious

English

Alternative forms

  • energetick (obsolete)

Etymology

From New Latin energeticus (16th c.), or its source, Ancient Greek ἐνεργητικός (energētikós), from ἐνεργέω (energéō, to be active), from ἐνεργός (energós, active).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɛnɚˈdʒɛtɪk/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪk
  • Hyphenation: en‧er‧get‧ic

Adjective

energetic (comparative more energetic, superlative most energetic)

  1. (sciences) Possessing or pertaining to energy. [from 19th c.]
  2. Characterised by force or vigour; full of energy; lively, vigorous. [from 18th c.]
  3. (obsolete) Having powerful effects; efficacious, potent. [17th–20th c.]

Usage notes

  • Nouns to which “energetic” is often applied: person, man, woman, child, life, material, particle, ion, healing, anatomy, etc.
  • Where non-English languages use an adjective analogous to “energetic”, English often uses “energy” attributively: “energy efficiency” is much more common than “energetic efficiency”.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • energetical

Translations


Romanian

Etymology

From French énergétique.

Adjective

energetic m or n (feminine singular energetică, masculine plural energetici, feminine and neuter plural energetice)

  1. energetic

Declension



English

Etymology

From Middle French industrieux, from Late Latin industriosus (diligent, active, industrious), from Latin industria (diligence, industry); see industry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdʌstɹi.əs/

Adjective

industrious (comparative more industrious, superlative most industrious)

  1. Hard-working and persistent.
    • 1941, Ogden Nash, “The ant”, in The Face is Familiar, Garden City Publishing Company, page 224.
      The ant has made himself illustrious / Through constant industry industrious. / So what? / Would you be calm and placid / If you were full of formic acid?
    I was very industrious in my effort to learn unicycle riding.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:industrious

Antonyms

  • lazy

Derived terms

  • industriousness

Related terms

  • industrial
  • industry
  • industriousness

Translations

Further reading

  • industrious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • industrious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • industrious at OneLook Dictionary Search

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