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Webster 1913 Edition


Vigorous

Vig′or-ous

,
Adj.
[Cf. OF.
vigoros
, F.
vigoureux
, LL.
vigorosus
.]
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
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vigorous

VIG'OROUS

, a.
1.
Full of physical strength or active force; strong; lusty; as a vigorous youth; a vigorous body.
2.
Powerful; strong; made by strength, either of body or mind; as a vigorous attack; vigorous exertions. The enemy expects a vigorous campaign.
The beginnings of confederacies have been vigorous and successful.

Definition 2022


vigorous

vigorous

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

vigorous (comparative more vigorous, superlative most vigorous)

  1. Physically strong and active.
  2. Rapid of growth.

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