strenuosity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strenuosity intense energy "his music is characterized by a happy athleticism"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strenuosity The state or character of being strenuous; strenuousness.
    • n strenuosity A strained effect, or a straining for effect, as in a literary composition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strenuosity strenuousness: a straining after effect
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. strenuus, akin to Gr. strēnēs, strong.

Usage

In literature:

Later, when he went to his offices in the Temple Court Building, the strenuosities reasserted themselves with emphasis.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
And his lazy acquiescence in life was peaceful and inviting to my own strenuosity.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
There was much strenuosity and little art in the performance.
"Interpreters" by Carl Van Vechten
HELTA-SKELTA: The new substitute for Strenuosity.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
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