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"
arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)
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
difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
"the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"
Needing or using up much energy; testing powers of endurance.
The movement towards a peaceful settlement has been a long and arduous political struggle.
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Difficult or exhausting to traverse.
Origin: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.
steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb
attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of arduous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of arduous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of arduous in a Sentence
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
I don’t why, how or who called upon me, but this has come to me and therefore, I must see through this arduous journey.
Tobacco control is long term, complex and arduous work, and one-sided, absolutist and expansionist tendencies should be carefully avoided.
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.
This is only my second serious tournament back, i worked really, really hard (to get back playing) and it's been a long, arduous road but I always expected to come out and do the best I can do.
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- недостъпен, стръмен, труден, мъчен, усиленBulgarian
- arduCatalan, Valencian
- beschwerlich, anstrengend, steil, erschöpfend, mühsamGerman
- riguroso, arduoSpanish
- vaativa, rasittava, uuvuttava, vaivalloinen, jyrkkä, ankara, työläsFinnish
- fáradságos, fárasztó, megerőltetőHungarian
- ardua, arduoItalian
- 難儀, 苦しいJapanese
- uitputtend, moeizaam, moeilijk te beklimmen, steil, zwaarDutch
- vanskelig, slitsomNorwegian
- трудный, напряжённый, тяжёлый, труднодоступный, крутойRussian
- besvärlig, brant, avancerad, ansträngande, jobbig, arbetsam, svår, krångligSwedish
- çetin, gayretli, sarp, zor, güç, ağırTurkish
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