strenuosity


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Noun1.strenuosity - intense energy; "his music is characterized by a happy athleticism"
vigor, vigour, energy, zip - forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
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Rader, "The Quest for Self-Sufficiency and the New Strenuosity: Reflections on the Strenuous Life of the 1970's and 1980's," Journal of Sport History 18 (Summer 1991): 255-66; A.
Rodgers points out, "The cult of strenuosity and the recreation movement grew together, minimizing the distinctions between usefulness and sport, toil and recreation, the work ethic and the spirit of play." (10)