What does the word strenuous mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • Strenuosity.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Strenuously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pressing; urgent; earnest.

Usage examples for strenuous

  1. They accepted the hard and strenuous life; they crossed the ocean at great peril; they took their places on the front by our side and they have fallen facing the foe in a hard and desperate hand- to- hand fight. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  2. Strenuous enjoyment on a hot summer's day, I should say, having been in personal contact with a goat myself on occasion, but I really cannot see where the fun comes in. – From a Terrace in Prague by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  3. A conception of life as feeling occurred to him for the first time; hitherto he had lived by action, the most strenuous exertion of human energies, the physical devotion, as it may be called, of the soldier. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac