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Meaning of strenuous

stren•u•ous

Pronunciation: (stren'y-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.: a strenuous afternoon of hunting.
  2. demanding or requiring vigorous exertion; laborious: To think deeply is a strenuous task.
  3. vigorous, energetic, or zealously active: a strenuous person; a strenuous intellect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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