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Adjective vigorous has 2 senses


vigorousa. [Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL. vigorosus.].
  •  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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]


vigorous, adj.
1 strong and active; robust.
2 (of a plant) growing strongly.
3 forceful; acting or done with physical or mental vigour; energetic.
4 full of vigour; showing or requiring physical strength or activity.

vigorously adv. vigorousness n.
ME f. OF f. med.L vigorosus f. L vigor (as VIGOUR)



ablaze, acid, active, acute, afire, aggressive, animated, ardent, armipotent, athletic, authoritative, balmy, beefy, biting, blooming, blossoming, boiling over, booming, bouncing, breathless, brisk, burning, cartilaginous, chewy, clear, cogent, cohesive, cordial, coriaceous, corrosive, cutting, dashing, delirious, doughty, driving, drunk, durable, dynamic, effective, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, excited, exuberant, fair, fat, febrile, fervent, fervid, fevered, feverish, fibrous, fiery, fit, flaming, flourishing, flowering, flush, flushed, forceful, forcible, forcy, fruiting, full of beans, full of pep, full-blooded, full-strength, glowing, go-go, going strong, gristly, gutsy, gutty, halcyon, hale, hale and hearty, hard, hard as nails, hard-hitting, hardy, healthy, hearty, heated, hefty, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, hot, husky, impassioned, imperative, impetuous, impressive, in force, in full swing, in good case, in power, incisive, intense, intoxicated, iron-hard, irresistible, keen, kinetic, lasting, leatherlike, leathery, lively, living, lusty, masterful, mettlesome, mighty, mighty in battle, mordant, muscular, nervous, nervy, obstinate, on fire, operative, palmy, passionate, penetrating, peppy, piercing, piping, poignant, potent, powerful, prepotent, prospering, proud, puissant, punchy, red-blooded, red-hot, resilient, resistant, robust, robustious, robustuous, ropy, rosy, rough-and-ready, rude, rugged, ruling, sensational, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, sleek, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited, sprightly, spry, stalwart, steaming, steamy, steely, stiff, stout, strapping, strenuous, striking, stringy, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, stubborn, sturdy, take-charge, take-over, telling, tenacious, thriving, tough, tough as leather, trenchant, unrestrained, untiring, valid, vibrant, vigil, viscid, vital, vivacious, vivid, warm, wiry, zealous, zestful, zesty, zippy




N vigor, power, force, boldness, raciness, intellectual, force, spirit, point, antithesis, piquance, piquancy, verve, glow, fire, warmth, strong language, gravity, sententiousness, elevation, loftiness, sublimity, eloquence, command of words, command of language, vigorous, nervous, powerful, forcible, trenchant, incisive, impressive, sensational, spirited, lively, glowing, sparkling, racy, bold, slashing, pungent, piquant, full of point, pointed, pithy, antithetical, sententious, lofty, elevated, sublime, eloquent, vehement, petulant, impassioned, poetic, in glowing terms, in good set terms, in no measured terms, thoughts that breath and words that burn.


N health, sanity, soundness, vigor, good health, perfect health, excellent health, rude health, robust health, bloom, mens sana in corpore sano, Hygeia, incorruption, incorruptibility, good state of health, clean bill of health, eupepsia, euphoria, euphory, St. Anthony's fire, healthy, healthful, in health, well, sound, hearty, hale, fresh, green, whole, florid, flush, hardy, stanch, staunch, brave, robust, vigorous, weatherproof, unscathed, uninjured, unmaimed, unmarred, untainted, sound of wind and limb, safe and sound, on one's legs, sound as a roach, sound as a bell, fresh as a daisy, fresh as a rose, fresh as April, hearty as a buck, in fine feather, in high feather, in good case, in full bloom, pretty bobbish, tolerably well, as well as can be expected, sanitary sanatory, health that snuffs the morning air, non est vivere sed valere vita.


N strength, power, energy, vigor, force, main force, physical force, brute force, spring, elasticity, tone, tension, tonicity, stoutness, lustihood, stamina, nerve, muscle, sinew, thews and sinews, physique, pith, pithiness, virtility, vitality, athletics, athleticism, gymnastics, feats of strength, adamant, steel, iron, oak, heart of oak, iron grip, grit, bone, athlete, gymnast, acrobat, superman, Atlas, Hercules, Antaeus, Samson, Cyclops, Goliath, tower of strength, giant refreshed, strengthening, invigoration, refreshment, refocillation, dynamics, statics, strong, mighty, vigorous, forcible, hard, adamantine, stout, robust, sturdy, hardy, powerful, potent, puissant, valid, resistless, irresistible, invincible, proof against, impregnable, unconquerable, indomitable, dominating, inextinguishable, unquenchable, incontestable, more than a match for, overpowering, overwhelming, all powerful, all sufficient, sovereign, able-bodied, athletic, Herculean, Cyclopean, Atlantean, muscular, brawny, wiry, well-knit, broad-shouldered, sinewy, strapping, stalwart, gigantic, manly, man-like, manful, masculine, male, virile, unweakened, unallayed, unwithered, unshaken, unworn, unexhausted, in full force, in full swing, in the plenitude of power, stubborn, thick-ribbed, made of iron, deep-rooted, strong as a lion, strong as a horse, strong as an ox, strong as brandy, sound as a roach, in fine feather, in high feather, built like a brick shithouse, like a giant refreshed, strongly, by force, by main force, our withers are unwrung, Blut und Eisen, coelitus mihi vires, du fort au diable, en habiles gens, ex vi termini, flecti non frangi, he that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves an, inflexible in faith invincible in arms.

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