Definition of vitality in English:


Syllabification: vi·tal·i·ty
Pronunciation: /vīˈtalitē


  • 1The state of being strong and active; energy: changes that will give renewed vitality to our democracy
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    • Nothing sells fitness better than a healthy body that sparkles with energy and vitality.
    • It is as if becoming prominent in a public sphere starts to rob you of the energy and vitality that drove you there in the first place.
    • Taking one step at a time with complete attention and energy brings vitality and creativity to all you do.
  • 1.1The power giving continuance of life, present in all living things: the vitality of seeds
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    • Jupiter's celestial brilliance portrays vitality, power, strength, and freedom of will.
    • It's a promissory ideal that can be redeemed only by our own vitality in the present.
    • I look at your photos, and I know that the beauty and power and vitality of nature are healing for you, as they are for me.


late 16th century: from Latin vitalitas, from vitalis (see vital).

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