V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. liveliness; 2. the ability of something to live, grow, and survive

Synonyms: liveliness, life, energy, exuberance, vibrancy, vigor, endurance, buoyancy, enthusiasm

Antonyms: lifelessness, inactivity, lethargy, languor

Tips: To say that someone has a lot of vitality is a compliment because someone with vitality has abundant energy and enthusiasm toward life. The core of vitality is vita, "life." So vitality denotes liveliness or life. The adjective vital means "energetic," but it can also mean "necessary and important" or "critical to life." A doctor will check a patient's "vital signs" to ensure that the patient is still alive.

Usage Examples:

Young people usually take their vitality for granted. (energy, vibrancy)

The best way to restore your vitality is through regular exercise. (vigor, endurance)

I eat healthy foods and take vitamins to retain my youthful vitality. (vibrancy, vigor, energy)

The new development should restore the vitality of that neighborhood. (liveliness, vibrancy)

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