strenuous [stren-yoo-uhs] (previously 04-23-13)
1. characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.: a strenuous afternoon of hunting.
2. demanding or requiring vigorous exertion; laborious: To think deeply is a strenuous task.
3. vigorous, energetic, or zealously active: a strenuous person; a strenuous intellect.
stren·u·ous·ly , adverb
stren·u·ous·ness , stren·u·os·i·ty [stren-yoo- os -i-tee] /ˌstrɛn yuˈɒs ɪ ti/ , noun
qua·si-stren·u·ous , adjective
qua·si-stren·u·ous·ly , adverb
su·per·stren·u·ous , adjective
su·per·stren·u·ous·ly , adverb
su·per·stren·u·ous·ness , noun
un·stren·u·ous , adjective
un·stren·u·ous·ly , adverb
un·stren·u·ous·ness , noun
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3. See active.
Related Words for strenuous
uphill, taxing, arduous, demanding, exhausting, laborious, spirited, resolute, aggressive, vigorous, tireless, Herculean, hard, mean, operose, toilsome, tough, wicked, effortful, toilful
Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin strēnuus; see -ous
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