- full of or characterized by vigor: a vigorous effort.
- strong; active; robust: a vigorous youngster.
- energetic; forceful: vigorous steps; a vigorous personality.
- powerful in action or effect: vigorous law enforcement.
- growing well, as a plant.
Origin of vigorous
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Examples from the Web for vigorously
Moreover, under Eric Holder the Justice Department has vigorously enforced the landmark Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties
Geoffrey R. Stone
September 26, 2014
The White House and other officials, including former CIA Director Leon Panetta, have vigorously disputed that claim.Republicans Use Bin Laden in Pre-Emptive Strike on CIA ‘Torture Report'
August 5, 2014
For now we will say the claims are denied and Gary will vigorously defend.Exclusive: Bryan Singer Faces New Teen Sex Assault Lawsuit
May 4, 2014
Until then, its opponents will attack it vigorously by name and dare those who disagree to defend.Will Proud and Loud on Obamacare Win the Race?
April 24, 2014
He vigorously collected works by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and María Izquierdo.Casa de la Torre: The Museum of Mexico’s Liberace
March 24, 2014
The constituted authorities must be cheerfully and vigorously upheld.
And Monferrand, Duvillard and Fonsegue vigorously shook hands.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Throwing his arms around his sweetheart, Bismarck embraced her, vigorously.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
He had been a vigorous horseshoer in the old days; now he preached just as vigorously.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I am just about going to get down from this ladder and start working on it vigorously.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
Ellis Parker Butler
- endowed with bodily or mental strength or vitality; robust
- displaying, involving, characterized by, or performed with vigourvigorous growth
Word Origin and History for vigorously
c.1300 (early 13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French vigrus, Old French vigorosus, from Latin vigere "be lively, flourish, thrive" (see vigor). Related: Vigorously.