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Meaning of STRENUOUS

Pronunciation:  'strenyoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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
  2. [adj]  characterized by or performed with much energy or force; "strenuous exercise"
 

STRENUOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: arduous, effortful, energetic, straining
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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