Synonyms of strength
1 mightDictionary • He threw it forward with all his strength.
might • The might of the army could prove a decisive factor.
muscle • The team showed more muscle than mental application.
brawn • He's got plenty of brains as well as brawn.
2 willDictionary • Something gave me the strength to overcome the difficulty.
will • He lacked the will to confront her.
spirit • It takes a lot of spirit to win with 10 men.
resolution • He implemented policy with resolution and single-mindedness.
resolve • He doesn't weaken in his resolve.
courage • They do not have the courage to apologise for their actions.
character • She showed real character in her refusal to give up.
nerve • I never got up enough nerve to ask her out.
determination • They acted with great courage and determination.
pluck • Cynics might sneer at him but you have to admire his pluck.
stamina • You have to have a lot of stamina to be a top-class dancer.
grit • He showed grit and determination in his fight back to health.
backbone • You might be taking drastic measures and you've got to have the backbone to do that.
fortitude • He suffered his illness with dignity and fortitude.
tenacity • Sheer tenacity is crucial to career success.
willpower • She doesn't have the willpower to give up smoking.
mettle • It's the first real test of his mettle this season.
firmness • There was no denying his considerable firmness of purpose.
strength of character
moral fibre • They all lacked courage, backbone or moral fibre.
3 healthDictionary • It'll take a while before you regain full strength.
health • In hospital they nursed me back to health.
fitness • Squash was thought to offer all-round fitness.
vigour • He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
4 mainstayDictionary • He was my strength during that terrible time.
mainstay • Fish and rice were the mainstays of their diet.
anchor • He provided an emotional anchor for her.
tower of strength
rock • She was the rock of the family.
5 toughnessDictionary • He checked the strength of the cables.
6 powerDictionary • They have their own independence movement which is gathering strength.
power • women who have reached positions of great power and influence
influence • They should continue to use their influence for the release of all hostages.
dominance • They're unpopular for their dominance over the community.
clout (informal) • The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
supremacy • The president asserted his supremacy over the prime minister.
ascendancy • The extremists are gaining ascendancy.
7 forceDictionary • He was surprised at the strength of his own feeling.
force • slamming the door behind her with all her force
power • He had no power in his left arm.
intensity • His intensity, and the ferocity of his feelings alarmed me.
energy • He was saving his energy for the big race in Belgium.
depth • I am well aware of the depth of feeling that exists in the town.
vehemence • He spoke loudly and with more vehemence than he had intended.
8 potencyDictionary • maximum-strength migraine tablets
potency • The potency of the wine increases with time.
effectiveness • the effectiveness of computers as an educational tool
efficacy • Recent medical studies confirm the efficacy of a healthier lifestyle.
9 strong pointDictionary • Take into account your own strengths and weaknesses.
strong point • Discretion is not his strong point.
skill • The cut of a diamond depends on the skill of its craftsman.
asset • Her leadership qualities were a great asset to the party.
talent • Both her children have a talent for music.
forte • Originality was never his forte.
speciality • His speciality was creating rich, creamy sauces.
, chink in your armour
PHRASES:▷ in strength
IDIOM:▷ on the strength of something
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anchorIf one thing is the anchor for something else, it makes that thing stable and secure.
• He provided an emotional anchor for her.
ascendancyIf one group has ascendancy over another group, it has more power or influence than the other group.
• The extremists are gaining ascendancy.
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assetSomething or someone that is an asset is considered useful or helps a person or organization to be successful.
• Her leadership qualities were a great asset to the party.
Thesaurus for strength from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state or quality of being physically or mentally strong
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