When you do something strenuously, you work really hard at it. After working strenuously on your neighbor's farm all day, you'll be exhausted and ready for a break.

The adverb strenuously is good for describing activities or actions that require hard work. You can play strenuously during your high school football team's final game, working up a sweat, or you can argue strenuously during a debate. In either case, what you're doing is seriously demanding. The Latin root is strenuus, which means "active, vigorous, or keen."

Definitions of strenuously
  1. adverb
    in a strenuous manner; strongly or vigorously
    “he objected strenuously to the stand his party was taking”
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