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Definition of "strenuous" []

  • Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion: a strenuous task. (adjective)
  • Vigorously active; energetic or zealous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strenuous" in a sentence
  • "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."