Definitions for laboriousləˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

la•bo•ri•ousləˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-(adj.)

  1. requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance:

    a laborious undertaking.

  2. characterized by or exhibiting excessive effort; labored.

  3. industrious.

Origin of laborious:

1350–1400; ME < L labōriōsus


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"


  1. laborious(Adjective)

    Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.

  2. laborious(Adjective)

    Mentally difficult; painstaking

  3. laborious(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Laborious(adj)

    requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome

  2. Laborious(adj)

    devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic

Translations for laborious

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difficult; requiring hard work

Moving house is always a laborious process.

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