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"
Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.
Mentally difficult; painstaking
requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome
devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic
Origin: [L. laboriosus, fr. labor labor: cf. F. laborieux.]
The numerical value of laborious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of laborious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The agreement was laborious, but it has been concluded. There is no Grexit.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
It's time-consuming to gather all the disparate information together initially, and then it's a laborious process to update it going forward.
That's a laborious process -- and we are absolutely doing that, so that's a big part of the process to make sure your delegates don't get stolen.
The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
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Translations for laborious
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- laboriósCatalan, Valencian
- arbeidsintensief, laborieus, bewerkelijkDutch
- mozolny, pracochłonnyPolish
- трудоёмкий, напряжённый, утомительный, трудный, тяжёлый, кропотливыйRussian
- tung, mödosamSwedish
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