strenuous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin strenuus (quick).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈstɹɛnjuəs/
  • Hyphenation: stren‧u‧ous
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strenuous (comparative more strenuous, superlative most strenuous)

  1. (of a person) Having great vigour or energy
    Synonyms: ardent, earnest, eager, energetic, determined, resolute, vigorous, zealous
  2. (of a task) Requiring great exertion; very laborious
    • 1961: J. A. Philip. Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 467.
      We can achieve this god‐likeness only by unremitting and strenuous effort of the intellect.

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