vitality

noun
vi·​tal·​i·​ty | \ vī-ˈta-lə-tē How to pronounce vitality (audio) \
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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Recent Examples on the Web Sustaining success, according to Watkins, involves playing good defense and preserving the vitality of the organization. Denise Lee Yohn, Forbes, "How Jassy And Bezos Can Avoid Leadership Transition Failure At Amazon," 1 Mar. 2021 But a walk down Stockton Street shows the vitality of the community. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "In 'ghost town' San Francisco, explorer discovers signs of life," 20 Feb. 2021 The Provo-Orem area ranked as the top-performing large city in the U.S. on measures of economic vitality, according to the nonprofit Milken Institute. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Provo-Orem, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan, St. George all rank among best-performing cities," 18 Feb. 2021 Those conversations are the test of any art’s cultural vitality—commonplace regarding books and movies but rarer, and a mite self-consciously special, in cases of visual art, where undertones of rarity and brute expensiveness intrude. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "When a Museum Feels Like Home," 8 Feb. 2021 Cuomo is hoping to leverage all those transformations and finally reseed vitality in a part of Manhattan that has stubbornly clung to its bleakness. Justin Davidson, Curbed, "Is a High Line Extension Really What We Need on the Far West Side?," 20 Jan. 2021 Discovery Partners Institute believes that more students decide to remain in Illinois after graduation if the state's economic vitality can be boosted. Zeta Cook, Washington Examiner, "Pritzker releases $142M in funding for tech education effort," 29 Dec. 2020 Your challenge is to serve vitality for the benefit of younger voters without alienating the Metamucil set. New York Times, "The Ups and Downs of Fashion in 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Education underpins technical innovation and economic vitality in any country. WSJ, "How Perilous Is China’s Threat to the U.S.?," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of vitality

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of vitality was in 1592

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3 Mar 2021

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“Vitality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitality. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for vitality

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 How to pronounce vitality (audio) \
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 How to pronounce vitality (audio) \
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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