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Synonyms of vigorous in English:


  • 1 the child was strong and vigorous
    robust, healthy, in good health, hale and hearty, strong, strong as an ox/horse/lion, sturdy, fine, fit, in good condition, in tip-top condition, in good shape, in good trim, in good kilter;
    hardy, tough, athletic, strapping, able-bodied;
    bouncing, thriving, flourishing, blooming;
    energetic, lively, active, spry, sprightly, perky, playful, jaunty, vivacious, animated, spirited, high-spirited, dynamic, vibrant, full of life, vital, sparkling, effervescent, zestful, buoyant, tireless, indefatigable
    informal go-getting, zippy, peppy, bouncy, upbeat, full of vim, full of beans, raring to go, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, in the pink, fit as a fiddle
    Northern English informal wick
    North American informal chipper
    [Antonyms] frail, weak
  • 2 a vigorous defence of government policy
    strenuous, powerful, potent, forceful, forcible, spirited, mettlesome, determined, resolute, aggressive, eager, keen, active, enthusiastic, zealous, ardent, fervent, vehement, intense, intensive, passionate, fiery, wild, unrestrained, uncontrolled, unbridled;
    tough, blunt, hard-hitting, pulling no punches
    [Antonyms] weak, feeble
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