Definitions for operoseˈɒp əˌroʊs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•er•oseˈɒp əˌroʊs(adj.)

  1. done with or involving much labor; tedious.

Origin of operose:

1660–70; < L operōsus busy, active =oper- (s. of opus) work +-ōsus -ose1



  1. operose(Adjective)

    Wrought with labor; requiring labor; hence, tedious; wearisome.

  2. Origin: From operosus.


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