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"
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
difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
"the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"
Needing or using up much energy; testing powers of endurance.
The movement towards a peaceful settlement has been a long and arduous political struggle.
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Difficult or exhausting to traverse.
Origin: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.
steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb
attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of arduous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of arduous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Tobacco control is long term, complex and arduous work, and one-sided, absolutist and expansionist tendencies should be carefully avoided.
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.
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.
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
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- недостъпен, стръмен, труден, мъчен, усиленBulgarian
- arduCatalan, Valencian
- beschwerlich, anstrengend, steil, erschöpfend, mühsamGerman
- riguroso, arduoSpanish
- vaativa, rasittava, uuvuttava, vaivalloinen, jyrkkä, ankara, työläsFinnish
- fáradságos, fárasztó, megerőltetőHungarian
- ardua, arduoItalian
- 難儀, 苦しいJapanese
- uitputtend, moeizaam, moeilijk te beklimmen, steil, zwaarDutch
- vanskelig, slitsomNorwegian
- трудный, напряжённый, тяжёлый, труднодоступный, крутойRussian
- besvärlig, brant, avancerad, ansträngande, jobbig, arbetsam, svår, krångligSwedish
- çetin, gayretli, sarp, zor, güç, ağırTurkish
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