strenuous

[ stren-yoo-uhs ]
/ ˈstrɛn yu əs /

adjective

characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.: a strenuous afternoon of hunting.
demanding or requiring vigorous exertion; laborious: To think deeply is a strenuous task.
vigorous, energetic, or zealously active: a strenuous person; a strenuous intellect.

Origin of strenuous

1590–1600; < Latin strēnuus; see -ous

SYNONYMS FOR strenuous

ANTONYMS FOR strenuous

2 easy.

Related forms

Synonym study

3. See active.
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strenuous

/ (ˈstrɛnjʊəs) /

adjective

requiring or involving the use of great energy or effort
characterized by great activity, effort, or endeavour

Derived Forms

strenuosity (ˌstrɛnjʊˈɒsɪtɪ) or strenuousness, nounstrenuously, adverb

Word Origin for strenuous

C16: from Latin strēnuus brisk, vigorous
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