/ˈvɪg ər əs/
full of or characterized by
a vigorous effort.
strong; active; robust:
a vigorous youngster.
vigorous steps; a vigorous personality.
powerful in action or effect:
vigorous law enforcement.
growing well, as a plant.
sturdy, sound, healthy. See
endowed with bodily or mental strength or vitality; robust
displaying, involving, characterized by, or performed with vigour:
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Our philosophy is that vigorous and respectful adventure travel can help sustain and repair a region.
But he was vigorous in defense of his bower and belongings, and flew at them with beak and tongue out, claws ready to strike.
Yet the company's official response to all this activity has gone from hostility to acceptance to vigorous support.
When the wind is low, steam plumes from the vigorous fumaroles can be seen in the nearby valleys.
Although the grand era of galaxy and star formation is over, the universe remains a vigorous place.
Vigorous debate is one thing, the comments he made are disgusting.
They would open the policy process to the public to ensure ample and vigorous discussion.
Many of the games here require some vigorous swinging of computer peripherals.
Your behavior in this forum does not suggest curiosity, but rather a desire to engage in vigorous debate.
He is a vigorous politician with a grandfatherly sort of charisma.
The best that can come from this scandal is a vigorous examination of the case.
Isolation and containment have failed for decades, while a vigorous attempt at engagement has never really been made.
Brown's victory has been attributed to his congenial personality and a vigorous campaign.
He looked vigorous yet relaxed, and a long way from seventy-five.
In their need they have registered a mandate that they want direct, vigorous action.
As a matter of fact it has had to win its way against vigorous criticism and formidable rivals.
Haywire is a vigorous spy thriller that consistently beckons the viewer to catch up with its narrative twists and turns.
Having different views on issues and confronting them in vigorous and healthy debate is part of any mature democracy.
Larger drops tend to result from the vigorous updrafts within a thunderstorm.
Aerobic activity can be of moderate or vigorous intensity.
It is important to start with aerobic activities that are less intense at first, and work up to more vigorous activity.
Fifty percent of all people who begin a vigorous training program drop out within a year.
He has since revived them with a vigorous marketing drive.
If the economy does not enjoy a typically vigorous rebound, then the equity market must come under threat.
Last year it began a vigorous campaign to build nuclear plants around the world.
It is clear that insider trading continues despite vigorous enforcement of the existing regulations.
At the same time productivity growth was not vigorous enough to compensate.
Rather, they would be munificent givers of foreign aid, vigorous investors abroad and profuse lenders.
Matching the new standards is a vigorous enforcement campaign.
The big cuts in social spending that the package entailed led to vigorous public protests.
Most are tech workers who come from all over the world, drawn by the vigorous labour market.
It runs vigorous campaigns encouraging its customers to recycle.
At this age, you should regularly be doing some moderate and some vigorous exercise.
The sidewalks and broken pavement are the scene of vigorous debate.
For many obese individuals, vigorous physical activity presents some special challenges.
Then, you can trade activities at a moderate level for vigorous ones that take more effort.
In the firm, vigorous belief in the principles of white supremacy.