Definitions for laboriousləˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. laborious(Adjective)

    Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.

  2. laborious(Adjective)

    Mentally difficult; painstaking

  3. laborious(Adjective)

    Industrious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laborious(adj)

    requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome

  2. Laborious(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [L. laboriosus, fr. labor labor: cf. F. laborieux.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    The agreement was laborious, but it has been concluded. There is no Grexit.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

  3. John Lancaster Spalding:

    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.

  4. Euclid Tsakalotos:

    After weeks of laborious negotiations, if there is a real will from the other side, it will be clear that the discussion has reached a level where an agreement is very close and will be reached in the coming period.

  5. Henry Louis Mencken:

    Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.

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