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[ vahy-tal-i-tee ]


, 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.

  3. power to live or grow:

    the vitality of a language.

  4. vital force or principle.


/ vaɪˈtælɪtɪ /


  1. physical or mental vigour, energy, etc
  2. the power or ability to continue in existence, live, or grow

    the vitality of a movement

  3. a less common name for vital force

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Other Words From

  • nonvi·tali·ty noun
  • super·vi·tali·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vitality1

First recorded in 1585–95; from Latin vītālitās, from vītāli(s) vital + -tās -ty 2

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Example Sentences

The power in these stories rests in their veracity, vitality and vulnerability.

This demonstrates that vitality is a critical part of sustaining success in bad times as well as good times.

From Fortune

We are in a demented Chuseok-like season where we think of famine and hunger under our claims of harvest, where we think of sickness and death for the vitality of our health and lives.

From Eater

San Diego’s restrictions on the number and location of cannabis dispensaries inhibit the economic vitality of existing commercial areas, and are counterproductive to the fundamental urban design goal to create safe and lively streets.

The next article in this series will demonstrate how artificial intelligence is converging with genetics and pharmaceuticals to transform how we approach longevity, aging, and vitality.

Yet their work lives on, and hardly seems to have lost any of its vitality during the intervening years.

As if to prove their continuing vitality, the other elders choose to write about younger or even much younger characters.

Jung says that we lose our vitality in playing the role if we identify with it.

If you play a life role as though it were a mythological game, there is vitality and wonder in it.

I know many of them, and they have a wonderful vitality of personality.

Then, as the atmosphere of the room surged back, tense with vitality, her mind leapt forward in welcome.

Further sign of vitality it never showed as the line was never made.

Let us suppose its first connection with vitality to be in the simplest form of animated matter—that of the protoplasm.

Such opinions, when rich in vitality and warmth of conviction, have a very important function to fulfil.

It suffers from impaired vitality, and uncertain aim; two deadly sicknesses.