vitality

noun
vi·​tal·​i·​ty | \vī-ˈta-lə-tē \
plural vitalities

Definition of vitality 

1a : lively and animated character

b : power of enduring

2a : the peculiarity distinguishing the living from the nonliving

b : capacity to live and develop also : physical or mental vigor especially when highly developed

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Examples of vitality in a Sentence

Her prose is full of vitality. These scandals could threaten the vitality of the sport. the economic vitality of our cities
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And commercial genres gain in vitality and expressive force by learning from what jazz has to offer. Ted Gioia, WSJ, "‘Heaven and Earth’ by Kamasi Washington Review: Musical Miracle Worker?," 20 June 2018 The two-block corridor between Market and Howard streets is attracting a wave of entrepreneurs who see urban vitality and density, not to mention affordable rents, where others see blight and human suffering. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "New spots opening on 6th Street, long known for gritty realities of urban life," 26 Mar. 2018 Best known for her always cheerful, friendly, optimistic, and engaging personality, Anne's irrepressible vitality and contagious joie de vivre will be missed by all. courant.com, "Anne Garrigues Wigton Hall," 11 Mar. 2018 My shoulders relaxed and a feeling of vitality overwhelmed me as my body stopped resisting the cold. Author: Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, "Cold facts: You’ll be warmer if you relax rather than resist," 31 Jan. 2018 Trips to Camp David, whether the purpose was business or family time, have always had the positive side effect of showing off a vitality and earthiness that Americans have come to associate with their presidents. Katie Glueck, Town & Country, "The Controversy Behind Trump's Reluctance to Visit Camp David, the Historic Presidential Retreat," 7 Sep. 2017 For all the richness of Mr. Brown’s new orchestrations, and the vitality of a five-person dance ensemble choreographed by Rennie Harris, this staging smartly errs on the side of less is more. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Review: Joyously Rediscovering ‘Songs for a New World’," 28 June 2018 Nothing, Guerlain believes, ultimately compares to the vitality of wild plants growing in a rich and varied ecosystem. Lawrence Osborne, Town & Country, "The Hidden Power of Orchids," 14 Apr. 2017 The promotion of Stevo to our first-ever GM of pop/rock A&R in Nashville recognizes his fantastic accomplishments as an ace A&R exec, as well as the vitality and importance of the city as a diverse, genre-spanning repertoire center. Lilly Milman, Billboard, "Steve Robertson Named General Manager/SVP of Pop-Rock A&R at Atlantic Records Nashville," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of vitality

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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vitality

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vitality

: a lively or energetic quality

: the power or ability of something to continue to live, be successful, etc.

vitality

noun
vi·​tal·​i·​ty | \vī-ˈta-lə-tē \
plural vitalities

Kids Definition of vitality

1 : capacity to live and develop the vitality of a seed

2 : energy sense 1, vigor She's a woman of great vitality.

vitality

noun
vi·​tal·​i·​ty | \vī-ˈtal-ət-ē \
plural vitalities

Medical Definition of vitality 

1 : the peculiarity distinguishing the living from the nonliving

2 : capacity to live and develop also : physical or mental vigor especially when highly developed

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