Definition of 'vigorous'
Video: pronunciation of 'vigorous'
Example sentences containing 'vigorous'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He gives an amusing account of the vigorous campaign against his hospital closure programme. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The most effective way to reduce visceral fat is by taking up vigorous exercise for at least three days a week. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Plus, it needs to be excluded before you undertake vigorous activity or it could be risky. The Sun (2016)Such people are seen by others as strong, vigorous, commanding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The male form does not produce any berries and is much more vigorous with stronger growth, making it more likely to weaken its host plant over time. The Sun (2017)In areas such as London where air quality is poor, vigorous exercise makes people breathe harder and narrows blood vessels in the lungs. The Sun (2016)All of this has been encouraged by the book and deserves a full and vigorous inquiry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They visit over a period of days those sites suggested by the most vigorous dances. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)The key to vigorous growth and massed flowering for months through the summer is volume of compost. The Sun (2015)The aim was not so much vigorous exercise as scenic variety. Seminary Boy (2006)Mist the leaves early in the morning and pinch back the tips on the most vigorous growth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Has he gone on a crash diet or taken up vigorous exercise? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the prospect of vigorous profit growth appears no closer than before. Times, Sunday Times (2010)More vigorous activity for shorter periods had the same effect as less intense exercise carried out for longer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Patients need to abstain from vigorous activity for about three weeks but after that it is back to normal. The Sun (2013)It is very healthy and vigorous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They then mounted a vigorous campaign, after which a public inquiry was set up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In addition to promoting tougher sentencing, he conducted a vigorous campaign against corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We need a new strong vigorous voice to call us together that will have the respect of all evangelicals of all stripes within our major denominations. Christianity Today (2000)A vigorous protest campaign was launched. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These are the ones worth working at, and the best way to keep your plants strong and vigorous is to keep clumps regularly divided. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The freedom to face a degree of risk is, within reason, essential to the growth of a vigorous and healthy society. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They share much fierce and vigorous dance, but also a good deal of inscrutable business that doesn't shed clear light on characters or narrative. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He found that those that had found less suitable niches would stop in the middle of their dance, and watch a different, more vigorous dance. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)
Trends of 'vigorous'
In Common Usage. vigorous is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'vigorous'
British English: vigorous ADJECTIVE
Vigorous physical activities involve using a lot of energy, usually to do short and repeated actions.
Very vigorous exercise can increase the risk of heart attacks.
Definition of vigorous from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.