vitality Definition

  • 1exuberant physical strength or mental vigor
  • 2capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence
  • 3the power giving continuance of life, present in all living things

Using vitality: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "vitality" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The vitality of the young athlete was impressive.

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    The vitality of the company's culture was key to its success.

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    The plant's vitality was evident in its lush foliage and vibrant blooms.

vitality Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for vitality

Idioms Using vitality

  • energetic and lively


    The children were full of vitality, running and playing in the park.

  • sap someone's vitality

    to drain someone's energy or enthusiasm


    The long hours at work were starting to sap her vitality.

  • a beverage marketed as providing energy and stamina


    He drank a vitality drink before his workout to boost his performance.

Phrases with vitality

  • a performance management practice that ranks employees on a bell curve based on their perceived vitality to the organization


    The company's use of a vitality curve led to resentment and low morale among employees.

  • a measure of the health and growth potential of a region's economy


    The vitality index showed that the city's economy was growing faster than the national average.

  • a system used in some video games to track a player's health or energy levels


    I need to collect more vitality points before I can defeat the boss.

Origins of vitality

from Latin 'vitalitas', meaning 'life-giving'


Summary: vitality in Brief

The term 'vitality' [vahy-tal-i-tee] refers to physical strength, mental vigor, and the capacity for survival or continuation of life. It is often used to describe the energy and liveliness of people, organizations, and living things, as in 'The plant's vitality was evident in its lush foliage and vibrant blooms.' 'Vitality' extends into phrases like 'vitality curve,' and idioms like 'full of vitality,' denoting energy and enthusiasm, and 'sap someone's vitality,' indicating a loss of energy.

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