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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
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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 ?
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.
Look at the most vigorous species; by as much as it swarms in numbers, by so much will its tendency to increase be still further increased.
Mrs Deborah no sooner observed this than she fell to squeezing and kissing, with as great raptures as sometimes inspire the sage dame of forty and five towards a youthful and vigorous bridegroom, crying out, in a shrill voice, "O, the dear little creature
This obscure but vigorous testimony has its price, its significance, and its lesson.
Two vigorous strokes brought me to the surface of the water.
Go, and take this key with you; you are active, vigorous, and you have arms.
Kennedy was visibly suffering, and the fever was mastering his vigorous constitution.
Monsieur," said the king, looking at the officer, who wore his uniform with an ease that would have caused envy in a young man, "you are stronger and more vigorous than I am.
Two main traits include or suggest all the others: first, a vigorous but fitful emotionalism which rendered them vivacious, lovers of novelty, and brave, but ineffective in practical affairs; second, a somewhat fantastic but sincere and delicate sensitiveness to beauty.
As he came up the stairs in the dark, he heard scuffling on the back porch, and then the sound of a vigorous slap.
When the sovereign happened to be a man of vigorous and warlike temper and of superior abilities, he would acquire a personal weight and influence, which answered, for the time, the purpose of a more regular authority.
After Pagolo died, he fought under his brother Vitellozzo, and in a very short time, being endowed with wit and a vigorous body and mind, he became the first man in his profession.