vigorous

  • 1 vigorous — vigorous, energetic, strenuous, lusty, nervous can all mean having or manifesting great vitality and force. A person or thing is vigorous that has or manifests active strength or force and exhibits no signs of a depletion of the powers associated …

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  • 2 Vigorous — Vig or*ous, a. [Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL. vigorosus.] 1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant. [1913 Webster] Famed for his valor, young, At… …

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  • 3 vigorous — index active, compelling, forcible, indomitable, intense, intensive, irresistible, potent, powerful …

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  • 4 vigorous — M.E., from Anglo Fr. vigrus, O.Fr. vigorosus, from L. vigere be lively, flourish, thrive (see VIGOR (Cf. vigor)). Related: Vigorously …

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  • 5 vigorous — [adj] energetic, powerful active, athletic, ball of fire*, bouncing, brisk, dashing, driving, dynamic, effective, efficient, enterprising, exuberant, flourishing, forceful, forcible, hale, hard driving, hardy, healthy, hearty, intense, lively,… …

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  • 6 vigorous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strong, healthy, and full of energy. 2) characterized by or involving physical strength, effort, or energy. 3) (of language) forceful. DERIVATIVES vigorously adverb vigorousness noun …

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  • 7 vigorous — [vig′ər əs] adj. [ME vigerous < OFr < ML vigorosus] 1. living or growing with full vital strength; strong; robust 2. of, characterized by, or requiring vigor or strength 3. forceful or powerful; strong; energetic 4. acting, or ready to act …

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  • 8 vigorous — [[t]vɪ̱gərəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Vigorous physical activities involve using a lot of energy, usually to do short and repeated actions. Very vigorous exercise can increase the risk of heart attacks... African dance is vigorous, but full of subtlety …

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  • 9 vigorous — adjective Etymology: Middle English vigorous, vigrous, from Anglo French, from vigour Date: 14th century 1. possessing vigor ; full of physical or mental strength or active force ; strong < a vigorous youth > < a vigorous plant > 2. done with… …

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  • 10 vigorous — 01. My mother is very active and [vigorous] even though she is over 90 years old. 02. A regular program of [vigorous] exercise can help to prevent heart disease. 03. He rubbed his hands [vigorously] in front of the fire to warm them. 04. The… …

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  • 11 vigorous — vig|o|rous [ˈvıgərəs] adj 1.) using a lot of energy and strength or determination ▪ Your dog needs at least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day. ▪ Environmentalists have begun a vigorous campaign to oppose nuclear dumping in the area. ▪ a… …

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  • 12 vigorous — vig|or|ous [ vıgərəs ] adjective 1. ) full of energy, enthusiasm, or determination: We need a vigorous campaign to reduce deaths on the roads. 20 minutes of vigorous exercise a vigorous debate They demanded more vigorous action to tackle the… …

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  • 13 vigorous — UK [ˈvɪɡ(ə)rəs] / US [ˈvɪɡərəs] adjective 1) full of energy, enthusiasm, or determination We need a vigorous campaign to reduce deaths on the roads. 20 minutes of vigorous exercise a vigorous debate They demanded more vigorous action to tackle… …

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  • 14 vigorous — vigorously, adv. vigorousness, n. /vig euhr euhs/, adj. 1. full of or characterized by vigor: a vigorous effort. 2. strong; active; robust: a vigorous youngster. 3. energetic; forceful: vigorous steps; a vigorous personality. 4. powerful in… …

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  • 15 vigorous — adjective 1 using a lot of energy and strength or determination: Vigorous efforts will be made to find alternative employment for those made redundant. | Your dog needs at least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day. 2 a vigorous… …

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  • 16 vigorous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ He isn t u …

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  • 17 vigorous — adjective 1) the child was vigorous Syn: robust, healthy, hale and hearty, strong, sturdy, fit; hardy, tough, athletic; bouncing, thriving, flourishing, blooming; energetic, lively, active, perky …

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  • 18 vigorous — adjective 1) the child was vigorous Syn: robust, healthy, hale and hearty, strong, sturdy, fit, hardy, tough, energetic, lively, active 2) a vigorous defence Syn …

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  • 19 vigorous — [ˈvɪg(ə)rəs] adj 1) full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination a vigorous debate/campaign[/ex] 2) strong and healthy a vigorous young man[/ex] vigorously adv …

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  • 20 vigorous — vig•or•ous [[t]ˈvɪg ər əs[/t]] adj. 1) full of or characterized by vigor: a vigorous effort[/ex] 2) strong or active; robust 3) energetic; forceful: a vigorous personality[/ex] 4) powerful in action or effect 5) bot growing well, as a plant… …

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