strenuous


stren·u·ous

adjective \ˈstren-yə-wəs\

: requiring or showing great energy and effort

Full Definition of STRENUOUS

1
a :  vigorously active :  energetic
b :  fervent, zealous <his most strenuous supporters>
2
:  marked by or calling for energy or stamina :  arduous <a strenuous hike>
stren·u·os·i·ty \ˌstren-yə-ˈwä-sə-tē\ noun
stren·u·ous·ly \ˈstren-yə-wəs-lē\ adverb
stren·u·ous·ness noun

Examples of STRENUOUS

  1. Avoid all strenuous exercise until the sprain heals.
  2. Today has been a very strenuous day.
  3. The proposal has faced strenuous opposition.

Origin of STRENUOUS

Latin strenuus
First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with STRENUOUS

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