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

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arduous

    ärd′ū-us, adj. deep, difficult to climb: difficult to accomplish: laborious.—adv. Ard′uously.—n. Ard′uousness. [L. arduus, high; cog. with Celt. ard, high.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arduous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arduous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mortimer Adler:

    Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

  2. Ling Chengxing:

    Tobacco control is long term, complex and arduous work, and one-sided, absolutist and expansionist tendencies should be carefully avoided.

  3. Mahatma Gandhi:

    In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

  4. Mahatma Gandhi:

    In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

  5. Ling Chengxing:

    We must note that smoking has hundreds of years of history and objectively a market demand for cigarettes still exists, tobacco control is long term, complex and arduous work, and one-sided, absolutist and expansionist tendencies should be carefully avoided.

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Translations for arduous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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