Definitions for: Vigorous


[adj] characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity; "a vigorous hiker"; "gave her skirt a vigorous shake"; "a vigorous campaign"; "a vigorous foreign policy"; "vigorous opposition to the war"
[adj] strong and active physically or mentally; "a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Famed for his valor, young, At sea successful,
vigorous and strong. --Waller.

2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful;
strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a
vigorous prosecution of a war.

The beginnings of confederacies have been always
vigorous and successful. --Davenant.
-- Vig"or*ous*ly, adv. -- Vig"or*ous*ness, n.

Synonyms: energetic, robust

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