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1 having muscles capable of exerting great physical force

  • I need some strong people to help me move furniture
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3 having a powerfully stimulating odor or flavor

  • the garlic in the sauce is almost too strong
  • thatʼs mighty strong perfume youʼre wearing
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4 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor)

  • strong coffee
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5 having an unpleasant smell

  • the dogʼs strong breath nearly bowled me over
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7 having the power to persuade

  • made a strong argument for starting school an hour later each day
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8 marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion

  • buildings strong enough to withstand an earthquake
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9 not showing weakness or uncertainty

  • a strong belief in the value of hard work
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Synonym Discussion of strong

strong, stout, sturdy, stalwart, tough, tenacious mean showing power to resist or to endure. strong may imply power derived from muscular vigor, large size, structural soundness, intellectual or spiritual resources.
    • strong arms
    • the defense has a strong case
stout suggests an ability to endure stress, pain, or hard use without giving way.
    • stout hiking boots
sturdy implies strength derived from vigorous growth, determination of spirit, solidity of construction.
    • a sturdy table
    • people of sturdy independence
stalwart suggests an unshakable dependability.
    • stalwart environmentalists
tough implies great firmness and resiliency.
    • a tough political opponent
tenacious suggests strength in seizing, retaining, clinging to, or holding together.
    • tenacious farmers clinging to an age-old way of life


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