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vig·our

 (vĭg′ər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of vigor.

vigour

(ˈvɪɡə) or

vigor

n
1. exuberant and resilient strength of body or mind; vitality
2. substantial effective energy or force: the vigour of the tempest.
3. forcefulness; intensity: the vigour of her complaints.
4. (Biology) the capacity for survival or strong healthy growth in a plant or animal: hybrid vigour.
5. the most active period or stage of life, manhood, etc; prime
6. (Law) chiefly US legal force or effectiveness; validity (esp in the phrase in vigour)
[C14: from Old French vigeur, from Latin vigor activity, from vigēre to be lively]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vigour - forceful exertionvigour - forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
forcefulness, strength, force - physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
athleticism, strenuosity - intense energy; "his music is characterized by a happy athleticism"
2.vigour - active strength of body or mindvigour - active strength of body or mind  
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
3.vigour - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)vigour - an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); "his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
verve, vitality - an energetic style

vigour

U.S. vigor
noun energy, might, force, vitality, power, activity, spirit, strength, snap (informal), punch (informal), dash, pep, zip (informal), animation, verve, gusto, dynamism, welly (slang), oomph (informal), brio, robustness, liveliness, vim (slang), forcefulness He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager. He played with great vigour.
weakness, apathy, inertia, frailty, fragility, lethargy, inactivity, impotence, sluggishness, infirmity, feebleness
Translations
نَشاط، قُوَّه
energie
energi
kraftur, lífsorka
veržliai
enerģijaspars
canlılıkşevk

vigour

vigor (US) [ˈvɪgəʳ] Nvigor m, energía f
with great vigourcon mucho vigor, con mucha energía
with renewed vigourcon renovado vigor, con renovada energía

vigour

[ˈvɪgər] (British) vigor (US) nvigueur f

vigour

, (US) vigor
nKraft f, → Energie f; (of protest, denial)Heftigkeit f; (of exercises)Energie f; (of player)Dynamik f; (of speech, debater)Leidenschaftlichkeit f; (of prose)Ausdruckskraft f; sexual/youthful vigoursexuelle/jugendliche Spannkraft; all the vigour has gone out of the undertakingdas Unternehmen hat jeglichen Schwung verloren

vigour

vigor (Am) [ˈvɪgəʳ] nvigore m

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.
References in classic literature ?
But although the bodily powers of the great man were thus impaired, his mental energies retained their pristine vigour.
Neither doth water suit weary and withered ones: WE deserve wine--IT alone giveth immediate vigour and improvised health
But in many cases, victory will depend not on general vigour, but on having special weapons, confined to the male sex.
In the first place, I have collected so large a body of facts, showing, in accordance with the almost universal belief of breeders, that with animals and plants a cross between different varieties, or between individuals of the same variety but of another strain, gives vigour and fertility to the offspring; and on the other hand, that close interbreeding diminishes vigour and fertility; that these facts alone incline me to believe that it is a general law of nature (utterly ignorant though we be of the meaning of the law) that no organic being self-fertilises itself for an eternity of generations; but that a cross with another individual is occasionally--perhaps at very long intervals--indispensable.
Animated with these succours, he marched out of his trenches to enter those of the Portuguese, who received him with the utmost bravery, destroyed prodigious numbers of his men, and made many sallies with great vigour, but losing every day some of their small troops, and most of their officers being killed, it was easy to surround and force them.
If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, firstly, to return his thanks to his readers and critics in Spaceland, whose appreciation has, with unexpected celerity, required a second edition of his work; secondly, to apologize for certain errors and misprints (for which, however, he is not entirely responsible); and, thirdly, to explain one or two misconceptions.
And if the first disaster to the Roman Empire[*] should be examined, it will be found to have commenced only with the enlisting of the Goths; because from that time the vigour of the Roman Empire began to decline, and all that valour which had raised it passed away to others.
For example, I myself should have hesitated, at such a season of rejoicing, to seem proud, even though excessive deference and civility at such a moment might have been construed as a lapse both of moral courage and of mental vigour.
We had sprung out of the window, but the man dashed off with renewed vigour.
The very law that condemned her -- a giant of stem featured but with vigour to support, as well as to annihilate, in his iron arm -- had held her up through the terrible ordeal of her ignominy.
The exception indicated the ever relentless vigour with which society frowned upon her sin.
The aim of this paper was to examine the influence of laser treatment on seeds of sainfoin genotypes in the time of autumn and spring sowing, and to find possibilities to achieve better germinating and seedlings vigour (root and shoot growth and seedling biomass).