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strenuous effort

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  • strenuous effort — index endeavor, pursuit (effort to secure) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strenuous — stren|u|ous [ˈstrenjuəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: strenuus] 1.) needing a lot of effort or strength ▪ a strenuous climb ▪ The doctor advised Ken to avoid strenuous exercise. 2.) active and determined ▪ Sherry s been making a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strenuous — adjective a) Urgent, ardent, zealous. We can achieve this god‐likeness only by unremitting and strenuous effort of the intellect. b) Requiring great exertion. Syn: earnest, eager …   Wiktionary

  • strenuous — [stren′yo͞o əs] adj. [L strenuus, vigorous, active < IE base * (s)ter , rigid > STARE, Gr strēnēs, strong] 1. requiring or characterized by great effort or energy [a strenuous game of handball] 2. vigorous, arduous, zealous, etc. [strenuous …   English World dictionary

  • Effort — Ef fort, n. [F. effort, OF. esfort, for esfors, esforz, fr. esforcier. See {Efforce}.] 1. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strenuous — (adj.) characterized by great effort, 1590s, from L. strenuus active, vigorous, keen. Probably cognate with Gk. strenes, strenos keen, strong, strenos arrogance, eager desire, O.E. stierne hard, severe, keen (see STERN (Cf. stern) (adj.)). Mocked …   Etymology dictionary

  • effort — ► NOUN 1) a vigorous or determined attempt. 2) strenuous physical or mental exertion. DERIVATIVES effortful adjective. ORIGIN French, from Latin ex out + fortis strong …   English terms dictionary

  • effort — n. 1) to make, put forth an effort 2) to redouble one s efforts 3) to spare no effort 4) to foil, stymie, thwart smb. s efforts 5) an abortive; all out, furious, gallant, great, Herculean, heroic, massive, maximum, painstaking, strenuous,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • effort — /ef euhrt/, n. 1. exertion of physical or mental power: It will take great effort to achieve victory. 2. an earnest or strenuous attempt: an effort to keep to the schedule. 3. something done by exertion or hard work: I thought it would be easy,… …   Universalium

  • strenuous — stren|u|ous [ strenjuəs ] adjective 1. ) a strenuous activity is one in which it is necessary for you to use a lot of effort, energy, or strength: The job involves strenuous work and long hours. strenuous exercise 2. ) determined: strenuous… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strenuous — [[t]stre̱njuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED A strenuous activity or action involves a lot of energy or effort. Avoid strenuous exercise in the evening... These trips were strenuous, and the couple did not enjoy them... Strenuous efforts had been made to… …   English dictionary


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