vigorous

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
vig•or•ous /ˈvɪgərəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. full of vigor:a vigorous effort to finish on time.
  2. strong;
    active:a vigorous young man.
  3. energetic;
    forceful:a vigorous personality.
  4. powerful in action or in effect:vigorous law enforcement.
vig•or•ous•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
vig•or•ous  (vigər əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. full of or characterized by vigor:a vigorous effort.
  2. strong;
    active;
    robust:a vigorous youngster.
  3. energetic;
    forceful:vigorous steps; a vigorous personality.
  4. powerful in action or effect:vigorous law enforcement.
  5. Botanygrowing well, as a plant.
vigor•ous•ly, adv. 
vigor•ous•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin vigorōsus. See vigor, -ous
  • Old French
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sturdy, sound, healthy. See  active. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged powerful.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged –5. weak.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
vigorous /ˈvɪɡərəs/ adj
  1. endowed with bodily or mental strength or vitality; robust
  2. displaying, involving, characterized by, or performed with vigour: vigorous growth

ˈvigorously adv
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