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Definitions of vigorous:

  1.   Strong either in mind or body.
  2.   Vigorousness.
  3.   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"
  4.   Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war.
  5.   Vigoroualy.
  6.   Pertaining to vigor.
  8.   Full of strength and life; strong; powerful; forcible.
  9.   Full of vigor; robust.
  10.   Full of physical strength or active force; lusty; energetic; powerful; strong.
  11.   strong and active physically or mentally; " a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W. H. Hudson
  12.   Full of physical and mental strength and energy; full of life; powerful; energetic; strong.
  13.   Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant.

Antonyms for vigorous:

delicate, faint, frail, unemphatic, crippled, impotent, inactive, slothful, weakened, fallow, enfeebled, faded, wimpy, halting, wimpish, temporary, ill, yielding, vulnerable, wearied, Prostrated, unused, limp, slight, nonassertive, resistless, shiftless, lackadaisical, uncompelling, quiet, deathly, inoperative, uncertain, indolent, effete, emasculated, idle, listless, sleepy, torpid, irresolute, free, perishable, helpless, worn, ambiguous, fragile, languid, unsound, down-and-out, incapacitated, vacant, tired, decrepit, nerveless, quiescent, latent, hesitant, guarded, wishy-washy, wan, unresistant, insecure, asthenic, lethargic, wasted, mortuary, dead, mild, powerless, sluggish, infirm, off, softened, weak, susceptible, unwell, exhausted, sensitive, low, understated, disabled, faltering, fatigued, dormant, unsubstantial, deadly, equivocal, purposeless, worn-out, soft, transient, unhealthy, Sapped, ill-defined, broken-down, Impuissant, spineless, paralyzed, weak-kneed, characterless, run down, Nonemphatic, debilitated, Hamstrung, spiritless, invertebrate, mortal, Handcuffed, tender, diffident, lazy, dull, slow, diseased, timid, heavy, prostrate, feeble, puny, enervated, inert.

Quotes for vigorous:

  1. For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality. – Lascelles Abercrombie
  2. Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on. – Jan Peter Balkenende
  3. In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party. – Matt Blunt
  4. You have to be vigorous That's the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don't take no for an answer. – Nick Cannon
  5. I'm so vigorous and I so take it for granted, because I've always been a real physical person. – Sally Field
  6. Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth. – Robert Fortune
  7. Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy. – Virgil Goode
  8. If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. – John Heywood
  9. One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action- the ability to pass directly from thought to action. – Eric Hoffer
  10. There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit, as well as the young and vigorous – Gerrit Smith
  11. A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth. – Charles Spurgeon
  12. Vigorous writing is concise. – William Strunk, Jr.
  13. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. – William Strunk, Jr.
  14. A vigorous five -mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. – Paul Dudley White

Usage examples for vigorous:

  1. One is a woman in the early prime of vigorous life, the other a girl of eighteen. ” – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. And as he asked the question he gave that side of my hair one more vigorous sweep and stood off to admire his work. ” – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. “ A vigorous search is still being made for them in all parts of the country. ” – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  4. Ransford suddenly stepped down from the witness- box and without word or glance at any one there, walked with set face and determined look out of the court, and the excited spectators, gathering into groups, immediately began to discuss his vigorous outburst and to take sides for and against him. ” – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  5. Her tone was a vigorous protest. ” – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  6. General Bennigsen would, I believe, have retired early in the day from ground which he ought never to have occupied; but the corps in our front made so vigorous a resistance that, though occasionally we gained a little ground, yet we were never able to drive them from the woods or the village of Heinrichsdorf." ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  7. “ Carrie looked fresh and vigorous – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  8. He cast off the painter, placed one sweep against the edge of the stage, and with a vigorous thrust pushed off; then took his seat. ” – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  9. The case, in whatever form it is put, is always fresh and vigorous – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
  10. So what you have got to do, young man who cannot go to college, is to develop yourself with the most vigorous care. ” – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  11. Erect, within a few paces of these three men, stood General Lee- grave, commanding, unmoved; the fire- light revealing every outline of his vigorous person, clad in its plain gray uniform, the gray beard and mustache, the serene eyes, and that stately poise of the head upon the shoulders, which seemed to mark this human being for command. ” – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  12. “ Lincoln and Stanton had not yet discovered that the best defence is generally a vigorous attack. ” – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  13. Vane, whom she had last seen in vigorous health, lay partly covered with an old blanket which had slipped off him to the waist. ” – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  14. “ I knew it was only a miracle that could save us, in that breathlessly short time, but I have a vigorous belief in miracles. ” – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  15. “ Mrs. Wiggs had pulled Jim's cot close to the stove, and applied vigorous measures to relieve him. ” – Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan
  16. His wit was ready, and always impressed with the marks of a vigorous understanding; but, to my taste, not often pleasing or happy." ” – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  17. “ Grimcke and Long could not be far off, and a vigorous hunt was likely to discover one or both of them, but the king gave orders that no attempt of the kind should be made. ” – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  18. He put the faun's head back on the table, got up and stretched his vigorous arms. ” – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  19. He seemed young, vigorous and masterful once more. ” – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  20. The Queen, who was sitting next to him, gave him a vigorous pinch to wake him up. ” – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone

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