vigorously

adverb
vig·​or·​ous·​ly | \ ˈvi-g(ə-)rəs-lē How to pronounce vigorously (audio) \

Definition of vigorously

: 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

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Vigorously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vigorously. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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