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1. Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion: a strenuous task.
2. Vigorously active; energetic or zealous: strenuous efforts.

[From Latin strēnuus.]

stren′u·ous·ly adv.
stren′u·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.strenuousness - extreme effortfulnessstrenuousness - extreme effortfulness    
effortfulness - the quality of requiring deliberate effort
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In the strenuousness of his concentration he treadled fitfully on the floor.
She spoke with a passionate strenuousness which was rather striking.
The Norman genius, talent for affairs as its main basis, with strenuousness and clear rapidity for its excellence, hardness and insolence for its defect.
In Brott's face and tone was all the passionate strenuousness of a great crisis.
It was their strenuousness which had given Lady Wetherby that battered feeling.
Rather, I mean to suggest that the strenuousness of their arguments, a function of their status as commodities in a compressed market, threatens to efface the subtleties they contain.
The Descent provided a bridge for seemingly contradictory strains within Victorian culture: the divide separating Victorian ethical strenuousness, high-minded and "purposive," and an incipient aestheticism built on a belief in the randomness of "sensations" and "impressions.
In the past, David has taken part in Firefighter Combat Challenges, which are endurance competitions during which firefighters are clad in their gear, adding to the strenuousness.
IGI's strenuousness became the issue, an example of the lengths to which the tobacco companies were willing to go to thwart Wigand's allegations.
Much of the time, students in class are listening passively or practicing procedures that neither have the desired cognitive elements nor require the level of strenuousness that are important for learning.
Babbitt conceded that Eliot was "one of the most strenuous of men," not only through his role of President of Harvard but also through his leadership within the entire American educational system but judged that he clearly underestimated the level of intellectual strenuousness in human nature, and especially within undergraduates.
The strenuousness of Sacks' argument and his propensity to create a straw man for his argument give this work the feel of a dissertation rather than a mature work.