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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]


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


energetic (possessing or exerting or displaying energy)

Sense 2vigorous [BACK TO TOP]


Strong and active physically or mentally

Context example:

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


robust (physically strong)

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