strong

Strong can describe anything with firmness or power. You could have a strong will and resist the distractions of the internet while writing a paper all day, or your paper could have a strong argument, convincing your reader of your wisdom.

Even if you spend hours every day lifting weights, if you don’t eat enough food and drink enough water, you won’t be strong enough to do anything with all that muscle power. If you ran a national bank, you would try to make your currency stronger than that of other countries. Or you might be a woodworker who builds a chair strong enough to hold a three-hundred pound man.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: strong

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adj
having strength or power greater than average or expected
2
adj
of good quality and condition; solidly built
3
adj
not faint or feeble
4
adj
being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
5
adj
of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: strong
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adj having strength or power greater than average or expected

“a strong radio signal”
strong medicine”
“a strong man”
Synonyms
rugged
sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
powerful
having great power or force or potency or effect
robust
sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
beardown
with full strength
beefed-up
made greater or stronger
brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy
(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
bullnecked
having a thick short powerful neck
bullocky
resembling a bullock in strength and power
fortified
having something added to increase the strength
hard, knockout, severe
very strong or vigorous
industrial-strength, weapons-grade
extremely strong or concentrated or durable
ironlike
exhibiting strength or hardness like that of iron
knock-down, powerful
strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
noticeable
readily noticed
reinforced, strengthened
given added strength or support
robust
strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity
stiff
powerful
vehement
characterized by great force or energy
virile
characterized by energy and vigor
well-knit, well-set
strongly and firmly constructed
tough, toughened
physically toughened
Antonyms:
weak
wanting in physical strength
delicate
exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
powerless
lacking power
anaemic, anemic
lacking vigor or energy
adynamic, asthenic, debilitated, enervated
lacking strength or vigor
faint, feeble
lacking strength or vigor
feeble, lame
pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
flimsy
lacking solidity or strength
jerry-built, shoddy
of inferior workmanship and materials
gutless, namby-pamby, spineless, wishy-washy
weak in willpower, courage or vitality
pale, pallid, sick, wan
(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
puny
inferior in strength or significance
vulnerable
capable of being wounded or hurt
weakened
made weak or weaker
tender, untoughened
physically untoughened
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adj having or wielding force or authority

Synonyms:
potent
powerful
having great power or force or potency or effect

adj strong and sure

“gave a strong pull on the rope”
Synonyms:
firm
forceful
characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
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adj of good quality and condition; solidly built

Synonyms:
solid, substantial
sound
in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay

adj immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

Synonyms:
impregnable, inviolable, secure, unassailable, unattackable
invulnerable
immune to attack; impregnable
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adj not faint or feeble

“a strong odor of burning rubber”
Synonyms
intense
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

adj having a strong physiological or chemical effect

Synonyms:
potent, stiff
effective, effectual, efficacious
producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
fertile
capable of reproducing
equipotent
having equal strength or efficacy
multipotent
able to many things
powerful
having great power or force or potency or effect
Antonyms:
impotent
lacking power or ability
infertile, sterile, unfertile
incapable of reproducing
ineffective, ineffectual, unable
lacking in power or forcefulness
impuissant
lacking physical strength or vigor
powerless
lacking power
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adj freshly made or left

Synonyms:
warm
fresh
recently made, produced, or harvested
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adj being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content

Synonyms:
hard
alcoholic
characteristic of or containing alcohol
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adj of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection

“`sing' is a strong verb”
Synonyms
irregular
contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
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