V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the ability to withstand something difficult; 2. the ability to survive and last

Synonyms: strength, survival, permanence, persistence, tolerance, stamina

Antonyms: weakness, exhaustion

Tips: When you have good endurance, you can endure (withstand) something for a long period of time. Endurance and endure are related to the word duration, which refers to the length of time something lasts.

Usage Examples:

He has amazing endurance for running, so I'm sure he won't have a problem finishing the marathon. (tolerance, stamina)

I don't have the endurance it takes to be a world-class athlete. (strength, stamina)

I can feel my endurance waning with age. (strength, stamina)

The teams with the best endurance usually win the games that go into overtime. (strength, stamina)

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