Are you full of life? Vigorous and energetic? Lucky you. You have vitality, the state of being strong and in great health.

Vitality also has the general meaning of "life force," as in the mysterious power that separates the living from the dead. The phrase "vital organs" comes from vitality, meaning a person's inner organs most essential to life. Abstract things can also have vitality, as in "the vitality of the state" or the vitality of Broadway Theater."

Definitions of vitality

n the property of being able to survive and grow

“the vitality of a seed”
Type of:
aliveness, animateness, liveness
the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life

n a healthy capacity for vigorous activity

energy, vim
energetic vitality
ch'i, chi, ki, qi
the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
Type of:
good health, healthiness
the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

n an energetic style

light, spark, sparkle, twinkle
merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
Type of:
energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vim
an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)

n (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms

elan vital, life force, vital force
Type of:
(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

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