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strenuous

stren·u·ous

strenuous

 
 
pronunciation:
stren yu s
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: marked by great effort or energy; vigorous or zealous.
They went forward with the plan despite strenuous objections.
synonyms:
ardent, vigorous, zealous
antonyms:
halfhearted
similar words:
emphatic, energetic, fervent, forceful, strong, vehement
definition 2: requiring or characterized by great effort or exertion.
Running is strenuous exercise.
 
synonyms:
arduous, grueling
antonyms:
easy, effortless
similar words:
demanding, exhausting, hard, herculean, intense, labored, laborious, punishing, rough, rugged, taxing, uphill, vigorous
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derivations: strenuously (adv.), strenuousness (n.)