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vigorous

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3 marked by or uttered with forcefulness
  • offered a vigorous dissent to the proposal

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4 not showing weakness or uncertainty
  • gave the bottle of sauce a vigorous shaking

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vigorous, energetic, strenuous, lusty, nervous mean having or showing great vitality and force. vigorous further implies showing no signs of depletion or diminishing of freshness or robustness. as vigorous as a youth half his age energetic suggests a capacity for intense activity. an energetic campaigner strenuous suggests a preference for coping with the arduous or the challenging. the strenuous life on an oil rig lusty implies exuberant energy and capacity for enjoyment. a lusty appetite for life nervous suggests especially the forcibleness and sustained effectiveness resulting from mental vigor. full of nervous energy

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The first known use of vigorous was in the 14th century

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“Vigorous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vigorous. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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