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