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adjective vig·or·ous \ˈvi-g(ə-)rəs\

Definition of vigorous

  1. 1 :  possessing vigor :  full of physical or mental strength or active force :  strong <a vigorous youth> <a vigorous plant>

  2. 2 :  done with vigor :  carried out forcefully and energetically <vigorous exercises>

vigorously

adverb

vigorousness

noun

Examples of vigorous in a sentence

  1. She remained vigorous into her nineties.

  2. His speech was met with vigorous applause.

  3. She gave a vigorous defense of her beliefs.

Origin and Etymology of vigorous

Middle English vigorous, vigrous, from Anglo-French, from vigour


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of vigorous

vigorous, energetic, strenuous, lusty, nervous mean having or showing great vitality and force. vigorous further implies showing no signs of depletion or diminishing of freshness or robustness <as vigorous as a youth half his age>. energetic suggests a capacity for intense activity <an energetic campaigner>. strenuous suggests a preference for coping with the arduous or the challenging <the strenuous life on an oil rig>. lusty implies exuberant energy and capacity for enjoyment <a lusty appetite for life>. nervous suggests especially the forcibleness and sustained effectiveness resulting from mental vigor <full of nervous energy>.

VIGOROUS Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective vig·or·ous \ˈvi-g(ə-)rəs\

Definition of vigorous for English Language Learners

  • : healthy and strong

  • : done with great force and energy


VIGOROUS Defined for Kids

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adjective vig·or·ous \ˈvi-gə-rəs\

Definition of vigorous for Students

  1. 1 :  very healthy and strong <a vigorous plant>

  2. 2 :  done with force and energy <vigorous exercise>

vigorously

adverb <I shook it vigorously.>


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