Exam Vocabulary and Synonyms for Strength

On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘strength’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.

Example Sentence Showing Synonyms and Different Word Forms:

The rules were quite (adverb) stringent (adjective), so everyone worked hard to adhere to them. Our Manager took a particularly (adverb) robust (adjective) approach to discipline. He made sure that there were





In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.

*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list. These words may also be asked in some simpler exams.

In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.


Some Adjectives for Describing Something as Strong

(e.g. he had a rugged appearance; it was a herculean task; she was known for her steadfast adherence to the rules)



The car had a robust build, and was suited for off-road travel.

It was a herculean undertaking (task).

She was a powerful figure in international politics.

Everyone said that he had prodigious strength/It was a prodigious task.

The man was big and strong, with a rugged appearance.

Throughout the ordeal, they remained steadfast and true to each other.

He took a mighty swipe at it, and knocked it all down.

They described the football player as a strapping young man.

The young boxer was a formidable opponent for the champion.

The lawyer delivered a stout defence of her client.

They built the house on firm foundations.

They all agreed that the plan was solid.

There was a really potent smell from the spice.

She was tough and resilient, so very little fazed her.

The bodybuilder was a hulking brute of a man.

There was a mega* sale on in the electrical store. *Slang

The material was designed to be durable and waterproof.

She hit him across the face with a forceful slap!

They were a hardy bunch (of people), so the cold didn’t bother them.


Some Adverbs for Describing How Strong Something is

(e.g. she disciplined her staff firmly; I strongly advise against that action; he pressed his agenda forcefully)



She forcefully rejected his proposal

They were steadfastly opposed to any changes.

We stated our case firmly and waited for the verdict.

The child was prodigiously talented, and was likely to be very successful.

They remained resiliently opposed to the takeover.

I was potently aware of the consequences of my actions.

The CEO was solidly against any deal with that company.

The woman was powerfully built, as she had been working out for years.

The 4x4 was ruggedly built and perfect for driving across the mountains.

The contract was robustly researched, so it was considered watertight as far as both parties were concerned.

We were mightily impressed by their performance.


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