Definitions for arduousˈɑr dʒu əs; esp. Brit. ˈɑr dyu-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome(adj)

    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

    "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"

  2. arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

  3. arduous(adj)

    difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill

    "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. arduous(Adjective)

    Needing or using up much energy; testing powers of endurance.

    The movement towards a peaceful settlement has been a long and arduous political struggle.

  2. arduous(Adjective)

    burning; ardent

    Where flames the arduous Spirit of Isidore. uE000153782uE001 Cary.

  3. arduous(Adjective)

    Difficult or exhausting to traverse.

  4. Origin: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Arduous(adj)

    steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb

  2. Arduous(adj)

    attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise


Translations for arduous

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  • شاقArabic
  • недостъпен, стръмен, труден, мъчен, усиленBulgarian
  • arduCatalan, Valencian
  • beschwerlich, anstrengend, steil, erschöpfend, mühsamGerman
  • riguroso, arduoSpanish
  • vaativa, rasittava, uuvuttava, vaivalloinen, jyrkkä, ankara, työläsFinnish
  • arduFrench
  • fáradságos, fárasztó, megerőltetőHungarian
  • ardua, arduoItalian
  • 難儀, 苦しいJapanese
  • 고난Korean
  • uitputtend, moeizaam, moeilijk te beklimmen, steil, zwaarDutch
  • vanskelig, slitsomNorwegian
  • uciążliwyPolish
  • árduoPortuguese
  • трудный, напряжённый, тяжёлый, труднодоступный, крутойRussian
  • mukotrpanSerbo-Croatian
  • besvärlig, brant, avancerad, ansträngande, jobbig, arbetsam, svår, krångligSwedish
  • çetin, gayretli, sarp, zor, güç, ağırTurkish

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