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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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It was their strenuousness which had given Lady Wetherby that battered feeling.
In Brott's face and tone was all the passionate strenuousness of a great crisis.
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.
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If so, the strenuousness and exemplarity required of Herbert's justified parson, as he undertakes the work of sanctification, shepherds his parish (and, in the long view, his nation) for the common good, and works so earnestly to spread the love, may help to explain the "saintly" reputation that the parson-poet George Herbert by all accounts appears to have acquired in that green and pleasant corner of Wiltshire.