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 During an 80-minute conversation with the board, Biden also boasted about his vitality, described his exercise regime, and offered to demonstrate his ability to do 44 pushups. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Biden chides New York Times for coverage of older candidates: 'I bike, treadmill, and I lift'," 17 Jan. 2020 Black audiences want films that explore Black vitality, not just Black pain. Prince Shakur, Teen Vogue, ""Harriet" Film Falls Short in Telling a Nuanced Black Narrative," 30 Oct. 2019 Dutch, German, and Icelandic speakers also used green to convey freshness, vitality, and inexperience. John Patrick Leary, The New Republic, "Corporate America Has Sapped “Green” of Meaning," 25 Oct. 2019 The extensive spa pays homage to Mayan vitality traditions, and the fitness center includes tennis courts and an Olympic-style swimming pool. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Mexico: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 17 Jan. 2020 But joy and vitality are also likely to increase as someone engages in a richer, more meaningful existence. Jelena Kecmanovic, Houston Chronicle, "How to combat constant worry and anxiety," 24 Dec. 2019 Beth is actually just envying Laurie’s vitality because she’s sick, but Jo thinks Beth is in love. Washington Post, "We watched 15 straight hours of ‘Little Women,’ and things got weird," 23 Dec. 2019 But other dances demonstrated a vitality reflecting the pent-up energy of the Argentine people. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando Theater Best of 2019: Choreography," 5 Dec. 2019 Her community service centered on women's empowerment, financial literacy, early-childhood education and her city's vitality. Michael Laris, Anchorage Daily News, "A jet engine blowout killed a passenger. The FAA knew it was possible - but hadn’t said anything.," 4 Dec. 2019

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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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11 Feb 2020

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“Vitality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitality. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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vitality

noun
How to pronounce vitality (audio)

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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