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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. characterized by or performed with much energy or force;
- Example: "strenuous exercise"

2. taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance;
- Example: "his final, straining burst of speed"
- Example: "a strenuous task"
- Example: "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt
[syn: arduous, straining, strenuous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Strenuous \Stren"u*ous\, a. [L. strenuus; cf. Gr. ? strong, hard, rough, harsh.] Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country. [1913 Webster] And spirit-stirring wine, that strenuous makes. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] Strenuous, continuous labor is pain. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] -- Stren"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Stren"u*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

strenuous adj 1: characterized by or performed with much energy or force; "strenuous exercise" 2: taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance; "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt [syn: arduous, straining, strenuous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "strenuous": Herculean, active, arduous, breathless, burdensome, demanding, determined, difficult, dogged, dynamic, eager, earnest, effortful, energetic, enthusiastic, exhausting, hard, indefatigable, intense, laborious, lusty, mean, operose, persistent, pertinacious, red-blooded, resolute, sincere, taxing, tenacious, tireless, tiring, toilsome, tough, uphill, vigorous, vital, wicked, zealous