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VIGOROUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vigorous mean? 

VIGOROUS (adjective)
  The adjective VIGOROUS has 2 senses:

1. characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
2. strong and active physically or mentally

  Familiarity information: VIGOROUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIGOROUS (adjective)


Sense 1vigorous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity

Context examples:

a vigorous hiker / gave her skirt a vigorous shake / a vigorous campaign / a vigorous foreign policy / vigorous opposition to the war

Similar:

energetic (possessing or exerting or displaying energy)


Sense 2vigorous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strong and active physically or mentally

Context example:

a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback

Similar:

robust (physically strong)


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