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vigorous

[vig-er-uh s] /ˈvɪg ər əs/
adjective
1.
full of or characterized by vigor:
a vigorous effort.
2.
strong; active; robust:
a vigorous youngster.
3.
energetic; forceful:
vigorous steps; a vigorous personality.
4.
powerful in action or effect:
vigorous law enforcement.
5.
growing well, as a plant.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin vigorōsus. See vigor, -ous
Related forms
vigorously, adverb
vigorousness, noun
overvigorous, adjective
overvigorously, adverb
overvigorousness, noun
supervigorous, adjective
supervigorously, adverb
supervigorousness, noun
unvigorous, adjective
unvigorously, adverb
unvigorousness, noun
Synonyms
2. sturdy, sound, healthy. See active. 3. powerful.
Antonyms
1–5. weak.
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British Dictionary definitions for overvigorous

vigorous

/ˈvɪɡərəs/
adjective
1.
endowed with bodily or mental strength or vitality; robust
2.
displaying, involving, characterized by, or performed with vigour: vigorous growth
Derived Forms
vigorously, adverb
vigorousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for overvigorous

vigorous

adj.

c.1300 (early 13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French vigrus, Old French vigorosus, from Latin vigere "be lively, flourish, thrive" (see vigor). Related: Vigorously.

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