from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion: a strenuous task.
- adj. Vigorously active; energetic or zealous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Urgent, ardent, zealous.
- adj. Requiring great exertion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strong; vigorous; active; pushing.
- Eagerly pressing or urgent; energetic; zealous; ardent; bold; earnest; valiant; intrepid.
- Necessitating vigor or energy; accompanied by labor or exertion.
- Synonyms and Energetic, resolute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
- adj. characterized by or performed with much energy or force
Davutoglu spoke at length about what he described as strenuous efforts by Turkey and Brazil to meet the terms of a letter Obama sent to Erdogan and Brazil's president, outlining the terms of the deal to fuel a research reactor.
Members of the VIP protection unit in Gauteng have threatened to down tools over what they describe as strenuous working conditions and ill-treatment.
Your child should rest the joint for 24 hours and may not participate in strenuous activity for one week.
Objections were strenuous from the Chinese, and totally ignored.
The memo listed the potential side effects of ephedra and stressed that the HHS warning was directed to "athletes and those who engage in strenuous physical activities."
Our government often disagrees in strenuous terms about how this federal government practises federalism and uses its leverage.
When it comes to the actual work in strenuous times such as when a battle is going on, or when there is any special call for a lot of fighting in the air, each pilot usually has two jobs a day, and sometimes three.
SOṆĀ, 'Bahuputtikā,' daughter of a clansman of Sāvatthī, foremost of the Sisters who were eminent in strenuous will
Nicephorus and Leo, triumphed over the Saracens, the hours which the emperor owed to his people were consumed in strenuous idleness.
Similarly, during Kagan’s deanship Harvard hired several conservative scholars, but it’s not exactly like she engaged in strenuous efforts to find provocative conservatives and libertarians whom the academy was overlooking.
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