Definition of strenuously in US English:



  • 1In a way that requires great physical exertion.

    ‘drink more if you're exercising strenuously’
    • ‘I have always been fit, but these past few months, I have been training strenuously for this role.’
    • ‘He makes his body's tortured movements perversely vigorous, strenuously dragging his twisted leg, glaring fiercely, and speaking fast with a hard edge.’
    • ‘He had to work out strenuously for close to two hours a day for two years.’
    • ‘Wilbur rowed strenuously toward Kitty Hawk.’
    • ‘In spite of advancing years and not too robust health, he laboured strenuously until the state of his health made it necessary for him to retire.’
    1. 1.1 With great effort and determination.
      ‘he strenuously denied any wrongdoing’
      ‘she campaigned strenuously for cheaper fares’
      • ‘The financier strenuously disputed the inspector's conclusions regarding the sale of two property firms in which the former was found to have an interest.’
      • ‘He believes the proposals are a recipe for disaster and is strenuously opposed to the idea.’
      • ‘He works strenuously to find a link to Stoker's most memorable creation, Dracula, with every fleeting reference.’
      • ‘Media law reform is likely to be strenuously resisted by Fianna Fáil, according to senior party sources.’
      • ‘A number of US telcos had objected strenuously to the way in which the competition had been run.’