Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Pressing; urgent; earnest.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Honore de Balzac.