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Definition of "vigorous" []

  • Strong, energetic, and active in mind or body; robust. See Synonyms at healthy. (adjective)
  • Marked by or done with force and energy. See Synonyms at active. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vigorous" in a sentence
  • "Since his appointment last month, Mr. Abrams directed a legal staff of five to conduct what he described as a "vigorous review" of the campaign's fund-raising practices since December 2010."
  • "The Secretary had promised what he called a vigorous debate, which sounded like it would still be conducted at fairly high volume."
  • "The increasing repelling power of the accelerated motion of the wheel may serve as an illustration of that which we call vigorous vibration, good vitality, natural immunity or recuperative power."