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Wordnet 3.0


1. with vigor; in a vigorous manner;
- Example: "he defended his ideas vigorously"
[syn: vigorously, smartly]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vigorous \Vig"or*ous\, a. [Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL. vigorosus.] 1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant. [1913 Webster] Famed for his valor, young, At sea successful, vigorous and strong. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war. [1913 Webster] The beginnings of confederacies have been always vigorous and successful. --Davenant. [1913 Webster] -- Vig"or*ous*ly, adv. -- Vig"or*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vigorously adv 1: with vigor; in a vigorous manner; "he defended his ideas vigorously" [syn: vigorously, smartly]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "vigorously": actively, alertly, boldly, briskly, dynamically, eagerly, energetically, firmly, forcefully, forcibly, hammer and tongs, hardily, hardly, heartily, like crazy, like mad, lustily, might and main, mightily, powerfully, purposefully, resolutely, robustly, spiritedly, stalwartly, strenuously, strongly, unfalteringly, vivaciously, with a vengeance, zealously