Definition of vigorously in English:



  • 1In a way that involves physical strength, effort, or energy; strenuously.

    ‘she shook her head vigorously’
    • ‘"But really, he does, dear," said Aria, making a face at Christopher after he shook his head vigorously.’
    • ‘Casper shook her head vigorously, clearing it of the fuzzy, heavy feeling that her tears had brought on.’
    • ‘Archie nodded again, a little more vigorously.’
    • ‘Whisk vigorously allowing it to thicken.’
    • ‘They give us a hearty thumbs-up and vigorously wave and pump their hands.’
    • ‘They fielded vigorously, bowled straight on a length, and batted patiently.’
    • ‘Pour the eggs and sugar into a large mixing bowl and whisk vigorously, until the sugar has dissolved.’
    • ‘Georgiana nodded her head vigorously.’
    • ‘While sipping on her lemonade, Elizabeth was surprised when her arm was jogged by Miss Bingley, who was vigorously fanning herself.’
    • ‘The theatergoers applauded her as vigorously as Mary and I had at home.’
    • ‘Lily nodded her head vigorously.’
    • ‘The final suspension was shaken vigorously for 10 secs and cooled on ice for 15 min.’
    • ‘Ashlee nodded vigorously, " It was freaky.’
    • ‘A few audience members vigorously nodded their heads in a "Hear, Hear" manner.’
    • ‘The best method for routine hand washing is to cover the hands with soap and vigorously rub for at least 10 seconds.’
    • ‘This mixture is rubbed vigorously into the scalp.’
    • ‘He looked to have been caught but made his protests too vigorously for the referee, who booked the striker.’
    • ‘He vigorously patted and rubbed his sweaty head, which was either steaming or actually had been on lire.’
    • ‘If you apply Prolink and wipe the chain vigorously after a few minutes do you remove most of the good stuff along with the bad?’
    • ‘Brian shook his head vigorously.’
    strenuously, with great vigour, strongly, powerfully, potently, forcefully, with force, forcibly, energetically, aggressively, heartily, eagerly, with eagerness, enthusiastically, with enthusiasm, with great effort, with all one's might, with might and main, with a will, for dear life, for all one is worth, to the best of one's abilities, as best one can, all out, with a vengeance, fiercely, intensely, hard, as hard as possible, as hard as one can, with all the stops out, like the devil, like the deuce, at full tilt
    like mad, like crazy, like nobody's business, like it's going out of style, like billy-o, hammer and tongs, going great guns
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    1. 1.1Forcefully.
      ‘he vigorously denied the allegation’
      • ‘Amnesty International, the human rights group that campaigned vigorously to save Miss Darabi, led the condemnation.’
      • ‘The obvious interpretation put on each ministerial speech has been vigorously denied by Downing Street.’
      • ‘In the 1860 presidential election Lovejoy campaigned vigorously for Abraham Lincoln.’
      • ‘Now, he's fighting this extradition very vigorously.’
      • ‘It remains to be seen how far and how vigorously these leads will be pursued.’
      • ‘Some of those who objected to our stance most vigorously were amongst those whom you condemn.’
      • ‘We considered simulcasting on radio, but didn't get much initial interest from stations and didn't pursue it too vigorously.’
      • ‘The Justice Department should enforce the laws more vigorously.’
      • ‘Haddad, his lawyers and supporters have vigorously opposed such allegations.’
      • ‘He said the new government under the leadership of Shaukat Aziz will work vigorously for the development and prosperity of the country.’
      • ‘We must vigorously pursue methods to improve the quality of self-report data on sexuality.’
      • ‘Jo and her employer, an attorney who vigorously opposes the death penalty, do all they can to win a reprieve for Taylor.’
      • ‘TI said it will vigorously contest the filing.’
      • ‘The discrimination against women in the name of caste and creed and the resultant ostracising too would be fought vigorously.’
      • ‘I vigorously deny being involved, much less behind the current crisis facing the Estrada government.’
      • ‘Millikan benefited from this trend and worked vigorously to accelerate it.’
      • ‘It was quite refreshing to see people who train wholeheartedly, and vigorously with mutual respect, there were no inflated egos here.’
      • ‘Not only the existence of corruption is denied but corrupt politicians and bureaucrats are vigorously defended.’
      • ‘A Glencore spokesman "vigorously disputes" the charges.’