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Strenuous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRENUOUS, a. [L.]
1. Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; as a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous opposer of African slavery.
2. Bold and active; valiant, intrepid and ardent; as a strenuous defender of his country.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: characterized by or performed with much energy or force; "strenuous exercise"
2: taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance; "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt [syn: arduous, straining, strenuous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin strenuus Date: 1599 1. a. vigorously active ; energetic b. fervent, zealous <the proposal's most strenuous supporters> 2. marked by or calling for energy or stamina ; arduous <a strenuous hike> Synonyms: see vigorous strenuosity noun strenuously adverb strenuousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 requiring or using great effort. 2 energetic or unrelaxing. Derivatives: strenuously adv. strenuousness n. Etymology: L strenuus brisk

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strenuous Stren"u*ous, a. [L. strenuus; cf. Gr. ? strong, hard, rough, harsh.] Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country. And spirit-stirring wine, that strenuous makes. --Chapman. Strenuous, continuous labor is pain. --I. Taylor. -- Stren"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Stren"u*ous*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A strenuous activity or action involves a lot of energy or effort. Avoid strenuous exercise in the evening... Strenuous efforts had been made to improve conditions in the jail... ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Zealous, ardent, earnest, active, vigorous, resolute, energetic, eager. 2. Vigorous, spirited, bold, valiant, intrepid, strong, determined, resolute, doughty.

Moby Thesaurus

Herculean, active, arduous, breathless, burdensome, demanding, determined, difficult, dogged, dynamic, eager, earnest, effortful, energetic, enthusiastic, exhausting, hard, indefatigable, intense, laborious, lusty, mean, operose, persistent, pertinacious, red-blooded, resolute, sincere, taxing, tenacious, tireless, tiring, toilsome, tough, uphill, vigorous, vital, wicked, zealous




 


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