(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Active strength
1. vigor, force, might, vim, power, strength, energy, potency, efficacy, activity, vitality, virility; health, stamina; spirit, verve, warmth, exuberance, glow, sap, pith, bloom, tone, mettle, elasticity. Informal, zip, get-up-and-go. Slang, pep, punch, starch, moxie.
2. ardor, fire, enthusiasm, piquancy, pungency, intensity, trenchancy; vehemence, point, cogency.
1. vigorous, strong, mighty, powerful, potent, energetic, mettlesome, active, virile; healthy, hardy, hearty, hale, robust, sound, sturdy, stalwart, muscular, lusty, strenuous, well, buxom, brisk, alert, glowing, sparkling, in good health; thrifty, fresh, flourishing. Slang, peppy, oatsy.
2. spirited, lively, racy, bold, nervous, trenchant, piquant, pungent, biting, slashing, sharp, severe; incisive, forcible, forceful, effective, cogent, pithy, pointed, full of point; picturesque, vivid, poetic. Slang, full of beans.
Adverbs — vigorously, powerfully, etc.; emphatically, in glowing terms.
Quotations — Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver... in the end, the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own (Bertrand Russell).
Antonyms, see impotence, weariness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Activity]
Syn. exercise, action, energy, motion, quickness, raciness, stalwartness, alertness, agility, nimbleness, liveliness; see also vitality .
Ant. slowness*, sluggishness, slothfulness.
2. [Force]
Syn. strength, vim, power, intensity, urgency, lustiness, virility, manliness, violence, vehemence.
Ant. weakness*, impotence, effeminacy.
3. [Health]
Syn. haleness, soundness, well-being, endurance, hardiness, vitality; see also health 1 .
Ant. disease*, feebleness, ill-health.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. strength and vitality energy, zip, power, pep, fire, vim, liveliness, drive, force, potency, might, hardiness, heartiness, health, *get up and go, *punch.
2. intensity force, spirit, passion, enthusiasm, vehemence, fire, fervor.
ANT.: 1. weakness, feebleness, failing health. 2. feebleness, halfhearted-ness, weariness
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner: animation, bounce, brio, dash, élan, esprit, life, liveliness, pertness, sparkle, spirit, verve, vim, vivaciousness, vivacity, zip. Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness. Slang: oomph. See ACTION. 2. A quality of active mental and physical force-fulness: dash, punch, starch, verve, vigorousness, vim, vitality. Informal: snap. Idiom: vim and vigor. See ACTION, TIRED.

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