Vigour vs Convalescently - What's the difference?

vigour | convalescently |


As a noun vigour

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

As an adverb convalescently is

in the manner of a convalescent; with increasing strength or vigour.

vigour

English

Alternative forms

* vigor (US) * vygour (obsolete)

Noun

  • Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy.
  • * (rfdate) :
  • The vigour of this arm was never vain.
  • (biology) Strength or force in animal or force in animal or vegetable nature or action.
  • A plant grows with vigour.
  • Strength; efficacy; potency.
  • * 1667 , :
  • But in the fruithful earth His beams, unactive else, their vigour find.

    Usage notes

    Vigour and its derivatives commonly imply active strength, or the power of action and exertion, in distinction from passive strength, or strength to endure.

    Derived terms

    * envigorate * vigorous * hybrid vigor/hybrid vigour

    convalescently

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In the manner of a convalescent; with increasing strength or vigour.
  • (Webster 1913)