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vig·or·ous

 (vĭg′ər-əs)
adj.
1.
a. Strong and healthy; robust: "Her splendid, vigorous body lay still and relaxed under the loose folds of her clothing" (Willa Cather).
b. Growing or spreading rapidly: a vigorous vine.
2. Characterized by or done with force and energy: "With a vigorous shake to get rid of the brine in his hair, he ran into the woods to hunt small game" (John Muir). See Synonyms at active.
3. Forceful; effective: a model of vigorous prose.

vig′or·ous·ly adv.
vig′or·ous·ness n.

vigorous

(ˈvɪɡərəs)
adj
1. endowed with bodily or mental strength or vitality; robust
2. displaying, involving, characterized by, or performed with vigour: vigorous growth.
ˈvigorously adv
ˈvigorousness n

vig•or•ous

(ˈvɪg ər əs)

adj.
1. full of or characterized by vigor: a vigorous effort.
2. strong or active; robust.
3. energetic; forceful: a vigorous personality.
4. powerful in action or effect.
5. growing well, as a plant.
vig′or•ous•ly, adv.
vig′or•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vigorous - characterized by forceful and energetic action or activityvigorous - 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"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
2.vigorous - strong and active physically or mentallyvigorous - strong and active physically or mentally; "a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"

vigorous

adjective
1. strenuous, energetic, arduous, hard, taxing, active, intense, exhausting, rigorous, brisk Avoid vigorous exercise for a few weeks.
2. spirited, lively, energetic, active, intense, dynamic, sparkling, animated, forceful, feisty (informal), spanking, high-spirited, sprightly, vivacious, forcible, effervescent, full of energy, zippy (informal), spunky (informal) The choir and orchestra gave a vigorous performance of Haydn's oratorio.
spirited feeble, lethargic, apathetic, weak, lifeless, torpid, spiritless
3. strong, powerful, robust, sound, healthy, vital, lively, flourishing, hardy, hale, hearty, lusty, virile, alive and kicking, red-blooded, fighting fit, full of energy, full of beans (informal), hale and hearty, fit as a fiddle (informal) He was a vigorous, handsome young man.
strong weak, frail, feeble, lethargic, weedy (informal), effete, enervated, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal)

vigorous

adjective
1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy:
Informal: peppy.
4. Full of or displaying force:
Translations
شَديد، قَوي، نَشيط
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energisk
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vigorous

[ˈvɪgərəs] ADJ
1. (= energetic) [exercise, activity, training] → enérgico; (= lively) [debate] → enérgico
she is a vigorous 75 year-oldes una mujer de 75 años llena de vigor or energía
2. (= strong) [opponent, campaign, defence] → enérgico; [denial] → categórico, rotundo; [growth] (Bot, Econ) → vigoroso; [economy] → pujante

vigorous

[ˈvɪgərəs] adj
[exercise] → vigoureux/euse
(= strong and healthy) [person, plant, growth] → vigoureux/euse
(= determined) [action, campaign, debate, defence, protest] → vigoureux/euse

vigorous

adj
(= powerful)kräftig; prose, tunekraftvoll; protest, denial, measures, exercises, trainingenergisch; walkforsch, flott; nodeifrig, heftig; match, player, activitydynamisch; speechfeurig; debaterleidenschaftlich
(= active) defence, campaignenergisch; opponent, advocateengagiert

vigorous

[ˈvɪgərəs] adj (handshake, speech, protest) → vigoroso/a, energico/a; (character) → vitale; (plant) → forte

vigour

(American) vigor (ˈvigə) noun
strength and energy. He began his new job with enthusiasm and vigour.
ˈvigorous adjective
a vigorous dance.
ˈvigorously adverb

The adjective is always spelt vigorous.

vigorous

a. vigoroso-a; fuerte;
adv. vigorosamente.

vigorous

adj vigoroso
References in classic literature ?
At Tom's vigorous words Professor Bumper's forces were energized into action, and he stated: "Fortunately we have plenty of excavating tools.
As he came up the stairs in the dark, he heard scuffling on the back porch, and then the sound of a vigorous slap.
A long, a vigorous, and, as it appeared to the females, a desperate effort, closed the struggle.
But still there was something tough and vigorous about him, that not only kept him in daily breath, but enabled him to fill a place which would else have been vacant in the apparently crowded world.
With his florid cheek, his compact figure smartly arrayed in a bright-buttoned blue coat, his brisk and vigorous step, and his hale and hearty aspect, altogether he seemed -- not young, indeed -- but a kind of new contrivance of Mother Nature in the shape of man, whom age and infirmity had no business to touch.
I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
They generally are of two sorts; those composed almost entirely of females, and those mustering none but young vigorous males, or bulls, as they are familiarly designated.
Here the boys emerged from under the table, and, with hands and faces well plastered with molasses, began a vigorous kissing of the baby.
We were out of bed at break of day, feeling fresh and vigorous, and took a hearty breakfast, then plunged down through the leafy arcades of the Castle grounds, toward the town.
Her complexion was very fair, with the rosy glow of vigorous health in her cheeks, her face was full of character and expression, her eyes were brown and liquid, and she had a heavy suit of fine soft hair which was also brown, but the fact was not apparent because her head was bound about with a checkered handkerchief and the hair was concealed under it.
Dobbins' lashings were very vigorous ones, too; for although he carried, under his wig, a perfectly bald and shiny head, he had only reached middle age, and there was no sign of feebleness in his muscle.
Rebecca, on the other hand, had dressed up the dog in John's clothes, and being requested to get the three younger children ready for dinner, she had held them under the pump and then proceeded to "smack" their hair flat to their heads by vigorous brushing, bringing them to the table in such a moist and hideous state of shininess that their mother was ashamed of their appearance.