(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Strength in action
1. energy, power, strength; vigor, vim, punch; intensity, go, dash, drive, high pressure; resolution; exertion, excitation. Informal, ginger. Slang, pep, moxie, socko, zip, vinegar, juice, flex.
2. (types of energy) activity; effervescence, fermentation (see agitation); radioactivity; actual, potential, atomic, nuclear, wind, alternative, kinetic, electrical, geothermal, solar, or dynamic energy, water power; driving force; erg, dyne.
3. (creator of power) dynamo, generator; motor, engine; spark plug, battery; fuel, electricity, wind or power farm; stimulant.
4. (energetic person) life of the party. Slang, live wire, human dynamo, go-getter, hustler.
5. (units of energy) dyne, erg, joule, calorie, quantum, photon, foot-pound, horsepower.
1. energize, galvanize, enliven, stimulate, charge up, intensify.
Slang, pep up, give a shot in the arm, jazz up, build a fire under.
2. be energetic, have energy. Slang, feel one's oats.
Adjectives — energetic, active, intense; keen, vivid, incisive, trenchant, brisk, rousing, electrifying. Slang, full of steam, raring to go, full of piss and vinegar, funky, gung ho.
Adverbs — energetically, strongly, with might and main, in earnest. Informal, like mad, with hammer and tongs, like gangbusters.
Antonyms, see weakness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [One's internal powers]
Syn. force, power, vigor, vitality, strength, stamina, dynamism, vim, spirit, pep*, get-up-and-go*, starch*, steam*; see also enthusiasm 1 , strength 1 , vitality .
2. [Vigor in expression or action]
Syn. effectiveness, drive, vehemence; see force 3 .
3. [Power developed or released by a device]
Syn. horsepower, reaction, response, power, pressure, thrust, propulsion, potential energy, kinetic energy, atomic energy, solar energy, thermonuclear power, foot-pounds, magnetism, friction, voltage, kilowatts, kilowatt-hours, current, service, dynamism, electricity, hydroelectric power, gravity, heat, conductivity, suction, elasticity, Rays, radioactivity, potential, burn, critical burn, power descent, PD, gas mileage, fuel consumption.
See Synonym Study at strength .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
power, force, steam, strength, juice, vigor, zip, *get-up-and- go, vitality, pep, zest, verve, life, punch.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity: animation, force, might, potency, power, puissance, sprightliness, steam, strength. Informal: get-up-and-go, go, pep, peppiness, zip. See ACTION.

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