- vigorous exercises
- a vigorous youth
- a vigorous plant
She remained vigorous into her nineties.
His speech was met with vigorous applause.
She gave a vigorous defense of her beliefs.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: healthy and strong
: done with great force and energy
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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