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Definition of Vigorous


  1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant.
  2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war.

Vigorous Quotations

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.
George III

I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it.
Dave Reichert

A career path is rarely a path at all. A more interesting life is usual a more crooked, winding path of missteps, luck and vigorous work. It is almost always a clumsy balance between the things you try to make happen and the things that happen to you.
Tom Freston

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed.
Emma Goldman

If we don't have a vigorous questioning, aggressive journalistic community and mythology, democracy itself is in great jeopardy.
Milton Glaser
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Vigorous Translations

vigorous in French is truculent
vigorous in Italian is benportante, energico
vigorous in Latin is vegetus
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