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strong

strong

 
pronunciation:
strawng
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: stronger, strongest
definition 1: having or showing great physical power or strength.
synonyms:
forceful, mighty, powerful, puissant, sturdy, vigorous
antonyms:
delicate, feeble, flimsy, frail, puny, sickly, weak, weakly
similar words:
athletic, beefy, brawny, buxom, drastic, firm, hefty, herculean, husky, lusty, muscular, potent, robust, sinewy, solid, stalwart, stout, strapping
definition 2: not easy to break or harm.
She has strong bones.
antonyms:
delicate, fragile, vulnerable
similar words:
durable, sturdy, tough
definition 3: characterized by power of mind or character.
synonyms:
determined, firm, resolute, strong-minded, strong-willed, tough
antonyms:
cowardly, spineless, weak, wishy-washy
similar words:
courageous, dauntless, doughty, gritty, gutsy, hardy, plucky, spunky, steadfast, stern, stout-hearted, tenacious, uncompromising
definition 4: showing competence or excellence in a given field.
strong in biology
synonyms:
able, adept, competent, excellent, good, superior, talented
antonyms:
weak
similar words:
capable, proficient, qualified, skilled, solid
definition 5: influential; effective.
a strong leader
synonyms:
compelling, effective, forceful, great, influential, potent
antonyms:
ineffective, ineffectual, weak
similar words:
authoritative, charismatic, dynamic, powerful
definition 6: showing great movement, force, or energy.
strong wind
synonyms:
forceful, powerful, vigorous
antonyms:
sickly, soft, weak
similar words:
arduous, brisk, drastic, dynamic, energetic, fierce, high, intense, mighty, pointed, severe, tremendous, vehement, violent
definition 7: having a certain number.
They were five hundred strong.
definition 8: persuasive; compelling.
strong reasons for quitting
synonyms:
cogent, compelling, persuasive, potent
antonyms:
flimsy, tenuous, weak
similar words:
conclusive, eloquent, forcible, irresistible, sound
definition 9: marked by clear convictions; fervent.
strong faith
synonyms:
ardent, deep, fervent, fervid, intense, staunch
similar words:
devoted, die-hard, dyed-in-the-wool, earnest, faithful, fanatical, gung-ho, loyal, passionate, rabid, sedulous, true-blue, zealous
definition 10: intense.
a strong red glow
synonyms:
bright, intense, keen, vivid
antonyms:
faint, mild, soft, weak
similar words:
bold, brilliant, glowing, stout
definition 11: containing a large percentage of alcohol.
strong drink
synonyms:
heady, stiff
antonyms:
nonalcoholic
similar words:
alcoholic, concentrated, potent, powerful, stout, straight
definition 12: having an unpleasant or pronounced taste or smell.
strong cheese
synonyms:
pungent, robust, sharp
antonyms:
delicate, mild, weak
similar words:
acrid, concentrated, flavorful, gamy, malodorous, odoriferous, piquant, potent, putrid, rank, smelly, stout, tangy, tasty
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: stronger, strongest
definition: in a strong or forceful manner; strongly.
synonyms:
forcefully
similar words:
dynamically
derivations: strongish (adj.), strongly (adv.), strongness (n.)
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