/ ˈvɪɡə /


  1. exuberant and resilient strength of body or mind; vitality
  2. substantial effective energy or force

    the vigour of the tempest

  3. forcefulness; intensity

    the vigour of her complaints

  4. the capacity for survival or strong healthy growth in a plant or animal

    hybrid vigour

  5. the most active period or stage of life, manhood, etc; prime
  6. legal force or effectiveness; validity (esp in the phrase in vigour )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vigour1

C14: from Old French vigeur, from Latin vigor activity, from vigēre to be lively

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Example Sentences

Youth, beauty, apparent vigour and even the most arguable personal virtues may be sanctified by a sudden and violent death.

But with democracy suspended, the IMF and World Bank encouraged Indira to pursue the programme with renewed vigour.

Vibration promotes life and vigour, strength and beauty...Vibrate Your Body and Make It Well.

I woke with renewed vigour, determined that the message of reconciliation must continue to be spread.

The moon seemed to smile on him; the aurora appeared to dance with unwonted vigour, as if in glee; the very stars winked at him!

However, on reaching Spain, the magic of the Emperor's personality soon restored the vigour and prestige of the French arms.

But soon the Rev. John Dodd imparted fresh vigour into the proceedings.

Insult and outrage seemed to have given that bodily vigour to Ripperda, which medicine and surgery had taken no pains to restore.

The news of Bruce's revolt and the death of Comyn roused Edward into full martial vigour.


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