Definition of vigorously in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈviɡ(ə)rəslē/


1In a way that involves physical strength, effort, or energy; strenuously: she shook her head vigorously
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  • A few audience members vigorously nodded their heads in a "Hear, Hear" manner.
  • Pour the eggs and sugar into a large mixing bowl and whisk vigorously, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • The best method for routine hand washing is to cover the hands with soap and vigorously rub for at least 10 seconds.
strenuously, strongly, powerfully, forcefully, energetically, heartily, vehemently, for dear life, for all one is worth, all out, fiercely, hard
informal like mad, like crazy, like gangbusters
1.1Forcefully: he vigorously denied the allegation
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  • The obvious interpretation put on each ministerial speech has been vigorously denied by Downing Street.
  • The Justice Department should enforce the laws more vigorously.
  • In the 1860 presidential election Lovejoy campaigned vigorously for Abraham Lincoln.

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Syllabification: vig·or·ous·ly

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