- active strength or force.
- healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality.
- energetic activity; energy; intensity: The economic recovery has given the country a new vigor.
- force of healthy growth in any living matter or organism, as a plant.
- active or effective force, especially legal validity.
Origin of vigor
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Related Wordsagility, strength, ability, endurance, vitality, capability, quickness, intensity, potency, alertness, urgency, dynamism, force, sock, healthiness, bounce, vim, dash, juice, zing
Examples from the Web for vigor
She speaks with vigor about her projects, pointing out her favorite pieces in the museum and library.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors
July 10, 2014
It condenses pain into tiny joke pellets, like a mass-immunization that builds tolerance and vigor.Young Muslim Comic Takes On Fundamentalists
May 19, 2014
Like John Kennedy in 1960, he combined youth, vigor, and good looks with the promise of political change.The Heart and Soul of ‘Glamour’
November 9, 2013
His 1965 book, A Thousand Days, retains its vigor, and has never been excelled as a study of those years.The Man with the President’s Ear, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and JFK
October 27, 2013
It would seem that for all of its ostensible lack of vim and vigor, Israel Media Watch is a very effective organization.The Dubious Successes of Israel's Media Watch
September 11, 2013
And must not the vigor, from what we have seen, have been intensified in Plautus?The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
There was apparent sinewy strength and vigor in the small form.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Dick felt that he must do as well, and the feeling increased his vigor and courage.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
He is still in the vigor of life going on as usual with his contracts.Cleveland Past and Present
At the first sign of it he was admonished with a vigor to deter his comrades.
Word Origin and History for vigor
c.1300, from Anglo-French vigour, Old French vigor, from Latin vigorem (nominative vigor) "liveliness, activity, force," from vigere "be lively, flourish, thrive," from PIE *wog-/*weg- "be lively or active" (see vigil).
Idioms and Phrases with vigor
see vim and vigor.