Energetic vs Colorful - What's the difference?

energetic | colorful |

As adjectives the difference between energetic and colorful

is that energetic is possessing, exerting, or displaying energy while colorful is possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour|colors.



Alternative forms

* energetick (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.
  • Cosmic rays are energetic particles from outer space.
    Those kids are so energetic : they want to run around playing all day.
  • Of or relating to energy.
  • energetic laws

    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

    * energetically



    Alternative forms

    * colourful (Commonwealth English)


  • Possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour, colors.
  • * 1895 , The Annual of the British School at Athens
  • It was a colourful vase with red and white hoops on the lid, and red bands above and below the main frieze. These bands also carry a metope pattern in white of triple lines and blobs, which can just be distinguished on the photographs.
  • Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1895, author=H. Walter Staner and Henry Sturmey, title=The Autocar,
  • passage=One of the most colourful' people in motor racing, he writes in a ' colourful manner.}}
  • (euphemistic) Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language ).
  • * 2002 , news.bbc.co.uk
  • Hussain celebrated reaching his ton with a gesture towards the media centre, pointing to the number three on the back of his shirt and offering some colourful language.