Definition of vigor in English:


Syllabification: vig·or
Pronunciation: /ˈvigər
(British vigour)


  • 1Physical strength and good health.
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    • According to the study, symmetry of face and body suggests health and vigor - and therefore genetic fitness - while asymmetry implies the opposite.
    • You are blessed with good health and vigour, which enable you to participate in busy schedules.
    • ‘We're against apathy,’ he says, setting the juice aside. Renewed health and vigor seems to flow into him as he warms to his topic.
  • 1.1Effort, energy, and enthusiasm: they set about the new task with vigor
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    • Such hope lent a spring to their step and vigour to their efforts in the face of determined opposition.
    • And the young cast brings to the production enough raw energy and vigour to leave the audience spellbound.
    • Energy, vigour and emotion were what were missing most in the second-rate acting.
  • 2 Law Legal or binding force; validity.


Middle English: from Old French vigour, from Latin vigor, from vigere 'be lively'.

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