vig·​or·​ous·​ly ˈvi-g(ə-)rəs-lē How to pronounce vigorously (audio)
: in a vigorous manner : with force and energy
He vigorously denied the accusations.
In a medium bowl, vigorously stir together the remaining ingredients, except for the pine nuts, to make the filling.Mei Chin
Last fall, Democratic congressional staffers vigorously researched what options they have …Jonathan Schwarz

Examples of vigorously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Behind the scenes, these corporations have fought vigorously to thwart even the most basic rules that would require them to be more transparent about hidden charges, according to a Washington Post review of federal lobbying records and hundreds of filings submitted to government agencies. Tony Romm, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 In the pool, the teenagers kicked into high gear, training vigorously to make up for missed practices. Miriam Jordan Afif Amireh, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2023 That was a rejoinder to the Biden administration mantra that the two nations should compete vigorously while not looking for conflict. Byaamer Madhani, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2023 Official photographs were often edited so vigorously that the comrades who remained, standing with glazed faces in front of empty backgrounds, looked barely real. Daniel Immerwahr, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 And when Cassini flew through these spouts, the evidence was unmistakable — this was a salty ocean vigorously bleeding into space. Quanta Magazine, 2 Nov. 2023 Communist China, which under Mao was so vigorously and uncompromisingly atheist in its orientation, now seeks to control the process that will identify the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. Lobsang Sangay, Foreign Affairs, 6 Nov. 2023 But companies that offer short-term or payday loans — including Ace Cash Express, Advance America, Advance Financial and Check ’n Go — have vigorously opposed federal regulation. Tony Romm, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2023 The first, amply discussed and vigorously protested, is meant to demonstrate the advantages of softening the waterfront to absorb storm surges. Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, 30 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vigorously was in the 15th century

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“Vigorously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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