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Meaning of VIGOROUS

Pronunciation:  'vigurus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  strong and active physically or mentally; "a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

VIGOROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: energetic, robust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vig"or*ous\, a. [Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL.
1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or
   active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth;
   a vigorous plant.

         Famed for his valor, young, At sea successful,
         vigorous and strong.                  --Waller.

2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful;
   strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a
   vigorous prosecution of a war.

         The beginnings of confederacies have been always
         vigorous and successful.              --Davenant.
   -- {Vig"or*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Vig"or*ous*ness}, n.