(Latin: brisk, active, vigorous, energetic; great effort, requiring much energy, arduous)
An oxymoron from Horace telling us that it often takes a lot of work to appear to keep busy doing nothing.
For years, Patricia has strived to achieve many strenuosities as a supporter of the poor people who are existing on the streets in her city.
Farming is considered to be a strenuous occupation and climbing mountains is another strenuous activity.
The government's proposal to raise taxes has faced strenuous opposition from the citizens.
From a lexicographer's standpoint, compiling dictionaries is not a demanding profession, as a nervous and mental activity; however, it is a strenuous task to accomplish it better than most standard publications on and off the internet are doing it.2. Etymology: borrowed from Latin strenuus, "active. vigorous, keen".
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The new airplane's customer satisfaction has been strenuously publicized by the passengers and the airline that is using it.
The shut down of the local railway station is being strenuously opposed by the residents of the town.