What does strenuous mean?

Definitions for strenuousˈstrɛn yu əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word strenuous.

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


  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

  2. Origin: [L. strenuus; cf. Gr. strong, hard, rough, harsh.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strenuous

    stren′ū-us, adj. active: vigorous: urgent: zealous: bold: necessitating exertion.—n. Strenuos′ity, strenuousness: a straining after effect.—adv. Stren′uously.—n. Stren′uousness. [L. strenuus, akin to Gr. strēnēs, strong.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strenuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strenuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Mainardi:

    Anybody who has this has to be very careful about any type of strenuous activity.

  2. Edwin Percy Whipple:

    Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.

  3. Kelly Pasco:

    I see people looking for more strenuous exercise, getting out in nature and disconnecting( from devices).

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Never quit, not even when you bust your gut i.e. not even when you've made a strenuous effort. For, you ought to press on until you make it.

  5. Peggy Farren:

    I am now addicted, going into the swamp is truly getting away from it all.The hikes are not too strenuous since you can't walk very fast.It's just so great to be out in nature and enjoying its beauty.

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