Student Thesaurus

One entry found for strong.
Entry Word: strong
Function: adjective
Text: 1 having muscles capable of exerting great physical force <I need some strong people to help me move furniture>
Synonyms brawny, muscular, rugged, sinewy, stalwart, stout
Related Words forceful, mighty, potent, powerful, puissant; able-bodied, athletic, fit, trim; beefy, burly, husky, strapping; masculine, virile; hard, inured, strengthened, sturdy, tough, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, lusty, red-blooded, robust, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, hearty, sound
Near Antonyms challenged, disabled, incapacitated, paralyzed; impotent, powerless; puny, slight, small, unfit, unhealthy
Antonyms delicate, feeble, frail, weak, wimpy
2 able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure <the doctor soon declared her strong enough to go home from the hospital> -- see HARDY 1
3 having a powerfully stimulating odor or flavor <you don't want to use a strong cheese on pizza, so use something mild like mozzarella> -- see SHARP 3
4 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor) <strong coffee> <that's mighty strong perfume you're wearing> -- see FULL-BODIED
5 having an unpleasant smell <the dog's strong breath nearly bowled me over> -- see MALODOROUS
6 having great power or influence <a time when the country needed a strong leader> -- see IMPORTANT 2
7 having the power to persuade <made a strong argument for starting school an hour later each day> -- see COGENT
8 marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion <buildings strong enough to withstand an earthquake> -- see STABLE 1
9 not showing weakness or uncertainty <a strong belief in the value of hard work> -- see FIRM 1