Anything vigorous is done with force and energy. Vigorous exercise makes you sweat, and a vigorous denial makes someone else sweat.

Vigorous is a description for something strong or enthusiastic. It comes from the French word vigour, meaning "liveliness, activity." An active, physically energetic person is vigorous, and mental activities can be vigorous too, when they require a lot of mental effort. A vigorous argument doesn’t have to include physical wrestling; it just might involve verbal sparring.

Definitions of vigorous
  1. adjective
    characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
    “a vigorous hiker”
    “gave her skirt a vigorous shake”
    “a vigorous campaign”
    “a vigorous foreign policy”
    vigorous opposition to the war”
    possessing or exerting or displaying energy
  2. adjective
    strong and active physically or mentally
    “"a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson”
    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
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