(countable and uncountable, plural vigours)
Vigour and its derivatives commonly imply active strength, or the power of action and exertion, in distinction from passive strength, or strength to endure.
Variant of vigor
- active physical or mental force or strength; vitality
- active or healthy growth: the vigor of a plant
- intensity, force, or energy: the vigor of her denial
- effective legal or binding force; validity: a law that is still in vigor
Origin of vigorMiddle English vigour ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin vigor ; from vigere, to be strong ; from vegere: see wake