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strong

adjective

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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
  • that's mighty strong perfume you're 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 dog's 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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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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The first known use of strong was before the 12th century

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“Strong.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/strong. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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