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 country. [1913 Webster]

And spirit-stirring wine, that strenuous makes. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

Strenuous, continuous labor is pain. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] -- {Stren"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Stren"u*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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