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strength

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of strength

  1. 1 the ability to exert effort for the accomplishment of a task <the murdered man's wife didn't have the emotional strength to face reporters> Synonyms energy, firepower, force, horsepower, might, muscle, potence, potency, puissance, sinew, power, vigorRelated Words aptitude, capability, capacity, competence, competency; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, usefulnessNear Antonyms disability, inability, inaptitude, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; helplessness, paralysisAntonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  2. 2 the ability to withstand force or stress without being distorted, dislodged, or damaged <this cheap shelving unit doesn't have the strength to hold all those books> Synonyms firmness, soundness, stability, sturdinessRelated Words dependability, durability, reliability; solidity, solidness; cohesion, toughnessNear Antonyms insubstantiality, unsoundness, unsubstantiality; weaknessAntonyms insecurity, instability, precariousness, shakiness, unstableness, unsteadiness





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