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.

And spirit-stirring wine, that strenuous makes. Chapman.

Strenuous, continuous labor is pain. I. Taylor.

-- Stren"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Stren"u*ous*ness, n.


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