vitality

noun vi·tal·i·ty \ vī-ˈta-lə-tē \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of vitality

plural vitalities
1 a : lively and animated character
b : power of enduring
2 a : the peculiarity distinguishing the living from the nonliving
b : capacity to live and develop; also : physical or mental vigor especially when highly developed

Examples of vitality in a Sentence

  1. Her prose is full of vitality.

  2. These scandals could threaten the vitality of the sport.

  3. the economic vitality of our cities

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First Known Use of vitality

1592

in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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VITALITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of vitality for English Language Learners

  • : a lively or energetic quality

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


VITALITY Defined for Kids

vitality

noun vi·tal·i·ty \ vī-ˈta-lə-tē \

Definition of vitality for Students

plural vitalities
1 : capacity to live and develop
  • the vitality of a seed
2 : energy 1, vigor
  • She's a woman of great vitality.

Medical Dictionary

vitality

noun vi·tal·i·ty \ vī-ˈtal-ət-ē \

medical Definition of vitality

plural vitalities
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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