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English noun: strength

1. strength (attribute) the property of being physically or mentally strong


SamplesFatigue sapped his strength.


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)brawn, brawniness, dynamism, endurance, firmness, good part, hardiness, heartiness, heftiness, huskiness, indomitability, invincibility, invulnerability, lustiness, might, mightiness, muscle, muscularity, power, robustness, ruggedness, sinew, soundness, stalwartness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness, validity, vigor, vigour


Attributedelicate, rugged, strong, weak


Antonymsweakness

2. strength (attribute) capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war


SamplesWe faced an army of great strength.
Politicians have neglected our military posture.


Synonymsmilitary capability, military posture, military strength, posture


Broader (hypernym)capability, capableness


Narrower (hyponym)firepower, sea power


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. strength (attribute) physical energy or intensity


SamplesHe hit with all the force he could muster.
It was destroyed by the strength of the gale.
A government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man.


Synonymsforce, forcefulness


Broader (hypernym)intensity, intensiveness


Narrower (hyponym)brunt, energy, impulse, momentum, vigor, vigour, zip

4. strength (attribute) an asset of special worth or utility


SamplesCooking is his forte.


Synonymsforte, long suit, metier, speciality, specialty, strong point, strong suit


Broader (hypernym)asset, plus


Narrower (hyponym)green fingers, green thumb


Antonymsweak point

5. strength (attribute) the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty


SamplesThe strength of his argument settled the matter.


Synonymspersuasiveness


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness


Narrower (hyponym)convincingness


Antonymsunpersuasiveness

6. strength (attribute) the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)


SamplesHe adjusted the intensity of the sound.
They measured the station's signal strength.


Synonymsintensity, intensity level


Broader (hypernym)magnitude


Narrower (hyponym)acoustic power, candlepower, field intensity, field strength, half-intensity, light intensity, radio brightness, sound pressure level, threshold level

7. strength (attribute) capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects


SamplesThe toxin's potency.
The strength of the drinks.


Synonymseffectiveness, potency


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness


Attributeimpotent, potent, stiff, strong

8. strength (state) the condition of financial success


SamplesThe strength of the company's stock in recent weeks.


Broader (hypernym)prosperity, successfulness


Antonymsweakness

9. strength (attribute) permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force


SamplesThey advertised the durability of their products.


Synonymsdurability, enduringness, lastingness


Broader (hypernym)permanence, permanency


Narrower (hyponym)changelessness, continuity, everlastingness, indestructibility, persistence, tensile strength









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