Definitions for backbreakingˈbækˌbreɪ kɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•break•ingˈbækˌbreɪ kɪŋ(adj.)

  1. demanding great effort, endurance, etc.:

    a backbreaking job.

Origin of backbreaking:

1780–90

back′break`er(n.)

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"

Wiktionary

  1. backbreaking(Adjective)

    Of work, very physically tiring.

  2. Origin: back + breaking, that is, that breaks the back


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

backbreaking(adjective)

(of a task etc) very difficult or requiring very hard work

Digging the garden is a backbreaking job.

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