1. [syn: vigorously, smartly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vigorous \Vig"or*ous\, a. [Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL.
1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or
active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth;
a vigorous plant.
Famed for his valor, young,
At sea successful, vigorous and strong. --Waller.
2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful;
strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a
vigorous prosecution of a war.
The beginnings of confederacies have been always
vigorous and successful. --Davenant.
[1913 Webster] -- Vig"or*ous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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