strong

[ strawng, strong ]
/ strɔŋ, strɒŋ /

adjective, strong·er [strawng-ger, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-/, strong·est [strawng-gist, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-/.

adverb

strongly.

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Idioms for strong

    come on strong, Slang. to behave in an aggressive, ardent, or flamboyant manner: When you're interviewed for the job, don't come on too strong.

Origin of strong

before 900; (adj.) Middle English strang, strong, Old English; cognate with Middle Dutch stranc, Old Norse strangr; (adv.) Middle English strange, stronge, Old English; cognate with Old High German strango; akin to string

OTHER WORDS FROM strong

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Example sentences from the Web for strongness

  • But the eye neglected these details, and was irresistibly drawn by the strongness of her face.

    A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
  • In my countree there is not such mans of so beegness, so good talk, so compliments, so strongness of sense and such.

British Dictionary definitions for strongness

strong
/ (strɒŋ) /

adjective stronger (ˈstrɒŋɡə) or strongest (ˈstrɒŋɡɪst)

adverb

informal in a strong way; effectivelygoing strong
come on strong to make a forceful or exaggerated impression

Derived forms of strong

strongish, adjectivestrongly, adverbstrongness, noun

Word Origin for strong

Old English strang; related to Old Norse strangr, Middle High German strange, Lettish strans courageous
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Idioms and Phrases with strongness

strong

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