What does arduous mean?

Definitions for arduous
ˈɑr dʒu əs; esp. Brit. ˈɑr dyu-ar·du·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomeadjective

    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"

  2. arduous, straining, strenuousadjective

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

  3. arduousadjective

    difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill

    "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

Wiktionary

  1. arduousadjective

    Needing or using up much energy; testing powers of endurance.

    The movement towards a peaceful settlement has been a long and arduous political struggle.

  2. arduousadjective

    burning; ardent

    Where flames the arduous Spirit of Isidore. uE000153782uE001 Cary.

  3. arduousadjective

    Difficult or exhausting to traverse.

  4. Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ARDUOUSadjective

    Etymology: arduus, Lat.

    High on Parnassus’ top her sons she show’d,
    And pointed out those arduous paths they trod. Alexander Pope.

    It was a means to bring him up in the school of arts and policy, and so to fit him for that great and arduous employment that God designed him to. South.

ChatGPT

  1. arduous

    Arduous generally means something that is difficult, challenging, or demanding a high degree of effort, energy, or strenuous physical or mental exerticse. It's often used to describe tasks, journeys, or activities that are tough and tend to demand a lot of time, patience, or resources.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arduousadjective

    steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb

  2. Arduousadjective

    attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arduous

    ärd′ū-us, adj. deep, difficult to climb: difficult to accomplish: laborious.—adv. Ard′uously.—n. Ard′uousness. [L. arduus, high; cog. with Celt. ard, high.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arduous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arduous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of arduous in a Sentence

  1. Socrates:

    Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

  2. Jim Ritterbusch:

    Predicting short-term price swings has become extremely difficult given the arduous process of predicting the impact of the Delta variant on forward global oil demand, particularly in countries such as China where data is much less transparent than that of the U.S..

  3. Vladimir Lenin:

    You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.

  4. Mark Mylod:

    I ’m so proud that the work of our whole team both in front of and behind the camera is recognized so warmly today by the Academy's nominations, today’s all night shooting schedule will feel a little less arduous with Fox News Digital.

  5. Dan Ives:

    This will be a major relief for Huawei after an arduous period with large technology players like Microsoft, Google and others restricted on the platform.

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