[ US /ˈvɪɡɝəs/ ]
[ UK /vˈɪɡəɹəs/ ]
  1. characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
    vigorous opposition to the war
    a vigorous hiker
    gave her skirt a vigorous shake
    a vigorous foreign policy
    a vigorous campaign
  2. strong and active physically or mentally
    a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback
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How To Use vigorous In A Sentence

  • Vigorously he hops and stomps along with the music.
  • Defence lawyers routinely accuse victims who failed to make 'vigorous enough' protests, as in fact having consented.
  • He gives an amusing account of the vigorous campaign against his hospital closure programme. Times, Sunday Times
  • For a time, the revolt chilled the atmosphere in which they had to operate and stimulated a vigorous debate within their fracturing movement about the appropriate means to effect the desired end of emancipation.
  • Do not use power sanders or even vigorous hand brushing.
  • Take spinal charities competing vigorously for funds. Times, Sunday Times
  • This case for a belief module is far from unassailable, and indeed every one of these prongs is still vigorously disputed, but the whole picture is compelling.
  • October 31 was a good day with a \ "vigorous, buoyant rally from bell to bell\". Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • Although most and vigorous gripkill proper hand grisactin not done griseofulvin nicotine. Rudy: Iraq Is "In The Hands Of Other People"
  • Add the vermouth, garlic and cayenne, boil the liquid away and start adding ladlefuls of the seaweed and saffron-flavoured vegetable stock, stirring vigorously all the while to aid absorption and prevent sticking.
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