AskDefine | Define vigorous

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vigorous adj
1 characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity; "a vigorous hiker"; "gave her skirt a vigorous shake"; "a vigorous campaign"; "a vigorous foreign policy"; "vigorous opposition to the war"
2 strong and active physically or mentally; "a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

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  1. physically strong and active


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