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strenuous

[ stren-yoo-uhs ]
/ ˈstrɛn yu əs /
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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.

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Origin of strenuous

1590–1600; <Latin strēnuus;see -ous
3. See active.
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British Dictionary definitions for strenuous

strenuous
/ (ˈstrɛnjʊəs) /

adjective

requiring or involving the use of great energy or effort
characterized by great activity, effort, or endeavour
strenuosity (ˌstrɛnjʊˈɒsɪtɪ) or strenuousness, nounstrenuously, adverb
C16: from Latin strēnuus brisk, vigorous
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