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"strenuous" in British English

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strenuousadjective

uk   us   /ˈstren.ju.əs/
C2 needing or using a lot of ​physical or ​mentaleffort or ​energy: He ​rarely does anything more strenuous than ​changing the ​channels on the ​television. His ​doctoradvised him not to do any strenuous exercise. Strenuous efforts were made ​throughout the ​war to ​disguise the ​scale of ​civiliancasualties.
strenuously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He strenuously denies all the ​allegations against him. Most ​localresidents strenuously object to the ​buildingproposals.
(Definition of strenuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strenuous" in American English

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strenuousadjective

 us   /ˈstren·ju·əs/
needing or using a lot of ​effort or ​energy: I ​thinkfootball is much more strenuous than ​baseball.
strenuously
adverb  us   /ˈstren·ju·əs·li/
He strenuously ​denies that he is ​guilty.
(Definition of strenuous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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