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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There’s little argument that O’Rourke’s steady stream of Facebook Live campaign events, combined with a Kennedyesque aura of youth and vitality, has helped to quickly establish a national profile. Kevin Diaz And Alejandra Matos, San Antonio Express-News, "O’Rourke vs. Cruz draws millions in contributions from outside of Texas," 11 July 2018 Last year there were the fewest South Baptist baptisms since 1947—a clear sign of the church’s waning vitality. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "ChurchToo and Mike Pence’s Crisis of Faith," 21 June 2018 But the play’s vitality springs from the affection and annoyance, the laughter and anxiety, the tenacity and growing sense of defeat of family members who, no matter what is thrown their way, will always be lovingly and exasperatingly connected. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "'The Humans' at the Ahmanson: Quite possibly the best cast of actors you can see anywhere," 21 June 2018 Additionally, the direction and cast performances lack the vitality necessary to create the world of Wongo and ensure the jokes get laughs. Marissa Oberlander, Chicago Reader, "Wild Women of Planet Wongo," 21 June 2018 Located in the heart of the city and centered along Post Oak Boulevard, Uptown Houston is a distinctive, accessible urban destination bustling with vitality and continuous growth. Houston Chronicle, "By the Numbers: Houston’s Most Lively District," 19 June 2018 If common Americans are, by definition, those who lack the imagination and vitality of the elite, why on Earth should the former collectively rule over the latter? Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s North Korean Propaganda Reveals His Contempt for Democracy," 13 June 2018 For the health conscious, Hot Dog Water comes billed as Keto diet compatible, helping drinkers lose weight, increase brain function, look younger and increase vitality. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Hot Dog Water: Creator hopes his satire becomes the next craze," 21 June 2018 This funding gap degrades the education and health of children, depresses the vitality of communities, and overburdens our natural resources. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Why a ‘Make America Great Again’ infrastructure program must include public schools," 13 Feb. 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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