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strong

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of strong

  1. 1 having muscles capable of exerting great physical force <I need some strong people to help me move furniture> Synonyms brawny, muscular, rugged, sinewy, stalwart, stout Related Words forceful, forcible, mighty, potent, powerful, puissant; able-bodied, athletic, fit, trim; beefy, burly, husky, strapping; masculine, virile; hard, inured, strengthened, sturdy, tough, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, lusty, red-blooded, robust, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, hearty, sound Near Antonyms challenged, disabled, incapacitated, paralyzed; impotent, powerless; puny, slight, small, unathletic, unfit, unhealthy Antonyms delicate, feeble, frail, weak, weakling, wimpy

  2. 2 able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure <the doctor soon declared her strong enough to go home from the hospital> Synonyms cast-iron, hard, hard-bitten, hardened, inured, rugged, stout, hardy, sturdy, tough, toughened, vigorousRelated Words flinty, leathery, resilient, stalwart; durable, enduring, everlasting, immortal, imperishable, lasting, permanent, stable, staunch (also stanch), staying, tenacious, unyielding; flourishing, prospering, thriving; able-bodied, brawny, muscular; fit, fortified, hale, healthy, husky, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sound, strapping, virile; annealed, seasoned, temperedNear Antonyms emasculated, enervated, enfeebled, exhausted, run-down, sapped, wasted, weakened, worn, worn out; crippled, debilitated, diseased, incapacitated, infirm, unsound; fragile, frail, puny; resistless, sensitive, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yielding; mortal, perishable, temporary, transientAntonyms delicate, nonhardy, soft, tender, weak

  3. 3 having a powerfully stimulating odor or flavor <the garlic in the sauce is almost too strong> <that's mighty strong perfume you're wearing> Synonyms nippy, pungent, sharp, tangyRelated Words acid, acidic; acrid, bitter, harsh; gingery, hot, peppery, piquant, spicy, tart, zesty, zingy; putrid, rancid, rank, skunky; acute, keen; animating, energizing, exciting, galvanizing, invigorating, provocative; appetizing, delectable, delicious, palatable, toothsome; flavorful, savory (also savoury), tasty; aromatic, redolentNear Antonyms aged, mellow, ripe; gentle, soft; flat, flavorless, insipid; savorless, tasteless, zestless; dilute, thin, watery, weakAntonyms bland, mild, smooth

  4. 4 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor) <strong coffee> Synonyms big, concentrated, full, heady, lusty, muscular, plush, potent, rich, robust, full-bodiedRelated Words heavy; straight, undiluted, unmixed; high-octane, high-test; enriched, fortified; concentratedNear Antonyms dilute, diluted, watered-down, wateryAntonyms delicate, light, mild, thin, thinned, weak, weakened

  5. 5 having an unpleasant smell <the dog's strong breath nearly bowled me over> Synonyms fetid, foul, frowsty [chiefly British], frowsy (or frowzy), funky, fusty, musty, noisome, rank, reeking, reeky, ripe, smelly, stenchy, stinking, stinky, malodorousRelated Words putrid, rancid, skunky, stale; bad, disgusting, offensive, repulsive, revolting, vile; decayed, decaying, decomposed, decomposing, rotted, rotten, rotting, spoiled, spoiling; dirty, filthy, nasty, noxious; odiferous, odoriferous, odorousNear Antonyms flowery, fruity, spicy, woodsyAntonyms ambrosial, aromatic, fragrant, perfumed, redolent, savory (also savoury), scented, sweet

  6. 6 having great power or influence <a time when the country needs a strong leader> Synonyms heavy, heavy-duty, influential, mighty, potent, powerful, puissant, significant, importantRelated Words high-level, senior, top; able, capable, competent, effective, efficient; authoritarian, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, magisterial, tyrannical (also tyrannic); celebrated, distinguished, dominant, eminent, famed, famous, great, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, notorious, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, renowned; dynamic, energetic, forceful, high-powered, robust, vigorousNear Antonyms feeble, flimsy, frail, infirm; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknown; incapable, incompetent, ineffective, inept, inexpert, unfit, unqualified, unskilled, unskillfulAntonyms helpless, impotent, insignificant, little, powerless, unimportant, weak

  7. 7 having the power to persuade <made a strong argument for starting school an hour later each day> Synonyms compelling, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, cogent, tellingRelated Words authoritative, definitive; sound, valid, well-founded; important, significant, weighty; material, pertinent, relevantNear Antonyms groundless, invalid, shaky, unfounded, unsound; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; immaterial, irrelevant; feeble, weakAntonyms inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive

  8. 8 marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion <buildings strong enough to withstand an earthquake> Synonyms bombproof, fast, firm, sound, stalwart, stable, sturdyRelated Words dependable, durable, reliable; infrangible, irrefragable, unbreakable; beefy, solid; cohesive, toughNear Antonyms infirm, insecure, weak; shaky, tottering, tottery, unbalanced, wobbly (also wabbly); unsubstantialAntonyms rickety, unsound, unstable, unsteady

  9. 9 not showing weakness or uncertainty <a strong belief in the value of hard work> Synonyms forceful, hearty, iron, lusty, robust, solid, stout, firm, sturdy, vigorousRelated Words hard, ironclad, mighty, powerful, tough, unyielding; animated, brisk, energetic, frisky, jaunty, jazzy, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; assured, certain, confident, sanguine, secure, sureNear Antonyms feeble, fragile, frail; limp, listless, spiritless; diffident, insecure, self-doubting; characterless, effete, frail, spineless, weakened, weak-kneed, wimpy, wishy-washyAntonyms uncertain, weak





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