Vigorous Vig"or*ous, a. [Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL. vigorosus.] 1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant. [1913 Webster]

Famed for his valor, young, At sea successful, vigorous and strong. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war. [1913 Webster]

The beginnings of confederacies have been always vigorous and successful. --Davenant. [1913 Webster] -- {Vig"or*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Vig"or*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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