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strength

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  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 of strength energy, firepower, force, horsepower, might, muscle, potence, potency, puissance, sinew, power, vigorWords Related to strength aptitude, capability, capacity, competence, competency; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, usefulnessNear Antonyms of strength disability, inability, inaptitude, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; helplessness, paralysisAntonyms of strength 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 of strength firmness, soundness, stability, sturdinessWords Related to strength dependability, durability, reliability; solidity, solidness; cohesion, toughnessNear Antonyms of strength insubstantiality, unsoundness, unsubstantiality; weaknessAntonyms of strength insecurity, instability, precariousness, shakiness, unstableness, unsteadiness

Synonym Discussion of strength

power, force, energy, strength, might mean the ability to exert effort. power may imply latent or exerted physical, mental, or spiritual ability to act or be acted upon.
    • the awesome power of flowing water
force implies the actual effective exercise of power.
    • used enough force to push the door open
energy applies to power expended or capable of being transformed into work.
    • a worker with boundless energy
strength applies to the quality or property of a person or thing that makes possible the exertion of force or the withstanding of strain, pressure, or attack.
    • use weight training to build your strength
might implies great or overwhelming power or strength.
    • the belief that might makes right

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