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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strenuous  \Stren"u*ous\,  a.  [L.  strenuus;  cf  Gr  ?  strong, 
  hard,  rough,  harsh.] 
  Eagerly  pressing  or  urgent;  zealous;  ardent;  earnest;  bold; 
  valiant;  intrepid;  as  a  strenuous  advocate  for  national 
  rights;  a  strenuous  reformer;  a  strenuous  defender  of  his 
  And  spirit-stirring  wine,  that  strenuous  makes 
  Strenuous,  continuous  labor  is  pain.  --I.  Taylor. 
  --  {Stren"u*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Stren"u*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  or  performed  with  much  energy  or  force; 
  "strenuous  exercise" 
  2:  taxing  to  the  utmost;  testing  powers  of  endurance;  "his 
  final,  straining  burst  of  speed";  "a  strenuous  task"; 
  "your  willingness  after  these  six  arduous  days  to  remain 
  here"-  F.D.Roosevelt  [syn:  {arduous},  {straining}] 

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