1. characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.: a strenuous afternoon of hunting.
2. demanding or requiring vigorous exertion; laborious: To think deeply is a strenuous task.
3. vigorous, energetic, or zealously active: a strenuous person; a strenuous intellect.
OTHER WORDS FROM STRENUOUS
stren·u·ous·ness, stren·u·os·i·ty [stren-yoo-os-i-tee], noun
WORDS RELATED TO STRENUOUS
uphill, taxing, arduous, demanding, exhausting, laborious, spirited, resolute, aggressive, vigorous, tireless, hard, mean, operose, toilsome, tough, wicked, effortful, toilful, active
SYNONYMS FOR STRENUOUS
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SYNONYM STUDY FOR STRENUOUS
3. See active.
ANTONYMS FOR STRENUOUS
Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin strenuus; see -ous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR STRENUOUS
Endorphins are released during sex, just as they are during a strenuous workout.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD REBOUND SEX TELL US WHY IT IS AWESOME|EMILY SHIRE|JANUARY 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But a glitch has the video stuck in permaload mode and my patience is running thin after that strenuous hour of “math”.
I TOOK THE ONE ‘HOUR OF CODE’ CHALLENGE|JANE FRYE|DECEMBER 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She saw women carrying firewood, and how long it took, how strenuous, and the effect it was having on their health.
LUCI: A REVOLUTIONARY SOLAR-POWERED LANTERN THAT SHINES A LIGHT ON POVERTY|JANINE DI GIOVANNI|MAY 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Strenuous scenes can take a toll on the body over time, thus limiting a career to a certain number of years.
BLOOD, SWEAT AND SEX: MY HARD LIFE IN PORN|AURORA SNOW|MARCH 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first President Roosevelt, the old rough rider, advocated the strenuous life.
DAVID MCCULLOUGH AT WELLESLEY COMMENCEMENT: ‘YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL’ (VIDEO)|THE DAILY BEAST|JUNE 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They are a mad, racing breed—fat, unwearied, and strenuous—the pick of their species.
THE SHIP DWELLERS|ALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
In spite of his success, however, Pershing was not yet ready to take up the strenuous course in the Military Academy.
THE STORY OF GENERAL PERSHING|EVERETT T. (EVERETT TITSWORTH) TOMLINSON
There at least he would find peace from the strenuous amours of Margharita as trolled by the revelers.
THE SILENT BARRIER|LOUIS TRACY
It had also resisted the strenuous efforts of Charles the Fifth; and was now stronger than it ever had been.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS, 1586-89, VOL. II. COMPLETE|JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY
His powers depend for their effectiveness on their deliberative and strenuous exertions.
MEDIAEVAL SOCIALISM|BEDE JARRETT