[ vahy-tal-i-tee ]
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noun,plural vi·tal·i·ties.
  1. exuberant physical strength or mental vigor: a person of great vitality.

  2. capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence: the vitality of an institution.

  1. power to live or grow: the vitality of a language.

  2. vital force or principle.

Origin of vitality

1585–95; <Latin vītālitās, equivalent to vītāli(s) vital + -tās--ty2

Other words from vitality

  • non·vi·tal·i·ty, noun
  • su·per·vi·tal·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby vitality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for vitality


/ (vaɪˈtælɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. physical or mental vigour, energy, etc

  2. the power or ability to continue in existence, live, or grow: the vitality of a movement

  1. a less common name for vital force

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