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strong

adjective [-er/-est only]  /strɔŋ/ us  

strong adjective [-er/-est only] (PHYSICALLY POWERFUL)

physically powerful or energetic: You must be strong to be able to lift all that weight. I feel a little stronger every day. Strong winds blew down a number of trees. The doctor prescribed a stronger pain-killer.

strong adjective [-er/-est only] (DIFFICULT TO BREAK)

not easily broken or damaged: The swings are strong enough for any of the kids.

strong adjective [-er/-est only] (DETERMINED)

having a forceful and determined personality: He has a strong personality, but don’t let him intimidate you.

strong adjective [-er/-est only] (IMPORTANT)

having a lot of influence or importance: My grandmother had a strong influence on me as a child. He is a strong supporter of the arts in the city.

strong adjective [-er/-est only] (PERSUASIVE)

believed or expressed without any doubt; persuasive: She has strong opinions about many things. There are strong arguments to support both sides.

strong adjective [-er/-est only] (OBVIOUS)

easily noticed, felt, tasted, or smelled; obvious: He bears a strong likeness to his brother. This coffee is too strong! There was a strong smell of gas.

strong adjective [-er/-est only] (REALISTIC)

likely or realistic: There’s a strong possibility that the naval base will close next year.
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