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Synonyms of strength in English:


  • 1 a man of enormous physical strength
    informal beef
    British informal welly
    literary thew, thewiness
    [Antonyms] weakness, puniness, frailty
  • 2 Oliver began to regain his strength
    health, fitness, healthiness, vigour;
    [Antonyms] infirmity
  • 3 she'd always prided herself on her inner strength
    fortitude, resilience, backbone, spirit, strength of character, toughness of spirit, firmness, steadfastness, strong-mindedness, stoicism;
    British  Dunkirk spirit
    informal guts, grit, spunk
    [Antonyms] vulnerability
  • 4 they were taking no chances with the strength of the retaining wall
    robustness, sturdiness, firmness, toughness, soundness, solidity, solidness, durability, stability;
    impregnability, resistance
    [Antonyms] weakness
  • 5 the political and military strength of European governments
    power, influence, dominance, ascendancy, supremacy;
    informal clout, beef
    literary puissance
    [Antonyms] weakness, impotence
  • 6 street protests demonstrated the strength of feeling against the president
    intensity, vehemence, force, forcefulness, depth, ardour, fervour, violence;
    degree, level
    [Antonyms] half-heartedness
  • 7 the strength of the argument for property taxation
    cogency, forcefulness, force, weight, power, potency, persuasiveness, effectiveness, efficacy, soundness, validity
    [Antonyms] weakness, ineffectiveness
  • 8 what do you regard as your strengths?
    strong point, advantage, asset, forte, strong suit, long suit, aptitude, talent, gift, skill;
    French métier
    [Antonyms] failing, fault, flaw, limitation
  • 9 literary he was my closest friend, my strength and shield
    support, tower/pillar of strength, rock, mainstay, anchor
  • 10 the peacetime strength of the army was 415,000
    size, extent, magnitude, largeness, greatness;
  • Phrases

    on the strength of
    she got into Princeton on the strength of her essays
    because of, by virtue of, on account of, on the basis of, based on, on the grounds of
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