Vigour vs. Vitality - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Vitality

    Vitality is life, life force, health, youth, or ability to live or exist. The word vitality is derived from the Latin word vita, which means "life."

Wiktionary

  • Vigour (noun)

    Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; energy.

  • Vigour (noun)

    Strength or force in animal or vegetable nature or action.

    "A plant grows with vigour."

  • Vigour (noun)

    Strength; efficacy; potency.

  • Vitality (noun)

    The capacity to live and develop.

  • Vitality (noun)

    Energy or vigour.

  • Vitality (noun)

    That which distinguishes living from nonliving things; life, animateness.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Vigour (noun)

    physical strength and good health

    "I was 79, but still full of vigour and vitality"

    "he has managed to retain his youthful vigour"

  • Vigour (noun)

    effort, energy, and enthusiasm

    "they set about the new task with vigour"

  • Vitality (noun)

    the state of being strong and active; energy

    "changes that will give renewed vitality to our democracy"

  • Vitality (noun)

    the power giving continuance of life, present in all living things

    "the vitality of seeds"

Webster Dictionary

  • Vitality (noun)

    The quality or state of being vital; the principle of life; vital force; animation; as, the vitality of eggs or vegetable seeds; the vitality of an enterprise.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Vigour (noun)

    an exertion of force;

    "he plays tennis with great energy"

  • Vigour (noun)

    active strength of body or mind

  • Vigour (noun)

    an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing);

    "his writing conveys great energy"

  • Vitality (noun)

    an energetic style

  • Vitality (noun)

    a healthy capacity for vigorous activity;

    "jogging works off my excess energy"

    "he seemed full of vim and vigor"

  • Vitality (noun)

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

  • Vitality (noun)

    the property of being able to survive and grow;

    "the vitality of a seed"

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