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.

Definitions of strong
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    having or wielding force or authority
    synonyms: potent
    powerful
    having great power or force or potency or effect
  3. adjective
    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)
  4. adjective
    of good quality and condition; solidly built
    synonyms: solid, substantial
    sound
    in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay
  5. adjective
    immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    synonyms: impregnable, inviolable, secure, unassailable, unattackable
    invulnerable
    immune to attack; impregnable
  6. adjective
    not faint or feeble
    “a strong odor of burning rubber”
    Synonyms:
    intense
    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
  7. adjective
    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
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    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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  8. adjective
    freshly made or left
    synonyms: warm
    fresh
    recently made, produced, or harvested
  9. adjective
    being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content
    synonyms: hard
    alcoholic
    characteristic of or containing alcohol
  10. adjective
    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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