Strenuous definition

strĕnyo͝o-əs
Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion.

A strenuous task.

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Vigorously active; energetic or zealous.

Strenuous efforts.

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The definition of strenuous is something that takes a lot of effort, work or energy to do.

An example of strenuous is hiking to the top of Mount Everest.

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Requiring great exertion.
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Requiring or characterized by great effort or energy.

A strenuous game of handball.

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Vigorous, arduous, zealous, etc.

Strenuous efforts.

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Origin of strenuous

  • From Latin strēnuus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin strenuus (“quick").

    From Wiktionary