Definitions for strenuousˈstrɛn yu əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stren•u•ousˈstrɛn yu əs(adj.)

  1. characterized by or calling for vigorous exertion:

    strenuous tasks.

  2. intensely active; energetic:

    a strenuous intellect.

Origin of strenuous:

1590–1600; < L strēnuus; see -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. strenuous(adj)

    characterized by or performed with much energy or force

    "strenuous exercise"

  2. arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. strenuous(adjective)ˈstrɛn yu əs

    (of physical work or exercise) difficult

    a strenuous workout at the gym

  2. strenuousˈstrɛn yu əs

    showing determination

    strenuous opposition to the bill


  1. strenuous(Adjective)

    Urgent, ardent, zealous.

  2. strenuous(Adjective)

    Requiring great exertion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strenuous(adj)

    eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country

Translations for strenuous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


energetic; requiring effort or energy

a strenuous climb; a strenuous effort.

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