View synonyms for vigorously


[ vig-er-uhs-lee ]


  1. with active strength or force; energetically or powerfully: Fast food is marketed vigorously through heavy television advertising.

    Combine all ingredients in the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until the egg white is foamy.

    Fast food is marketed vigorously through heavy television advertising.

  2. with robust health or vitality:

    Many plant species that don’t do well in shaded conditions will grow vigorously in full sunlight.

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  • o·ver·vig·or·ous·ly adverb
  • su·per·vig·or·ous·ly adverb
  • un·vig·or·ous·ly adverb

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Example Sentences

Last year, Zuckerberg privately pledged to fight any antitrust case vigorously.

She also ordered that residents wear masks when outside unless vigorously exercising.

Voting rights advocates have vigorously opposed some of Raffensperger’s policies.

Along the southern edge of this “jet streak” — over Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia — the air will be ascending especially vigorously.

Once your aromatics and liquid are boiling, add all the mussels at once, cover the pan, and let them steam, shaking the pot vigorously every 30 seconds or so.

Moreover, under Eric Holder the Justice Department has vigorously enforced the landmark Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.

The White House and other officials, including former CIA Director Leon Panetta, have vigorously disputed that claim.

Worse, Cohen added, was that the people who disagree with him do so rather vigorously.

He was questioned vigorously and then saw his Ukrainian passport being ripped up.

For now we will say the claims are denied and Gary will vigorously defend.

“With pleasure, my dear fellow,” said the major puffing vigorously for a few moments to get his pipe well alight.

After a few seconds of listening Bat nodded vigorously, and closed the door.

Here they called a halt for a time, and began to hunt vigorously in all directions, aiming at every species of game.

Forcing himself to believe that he had been the victim of some kind of illusory perception, he vigorously restrained his feelings.

Immediately after the passing of the Act of 1888 the railway companies vigorously attacked the work imposed upon them.