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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, 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"

  2. 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

  3. arduous(adj)

    difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill

    "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

Wiktionary

  1. arduous(Adjective)

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

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

    Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

  2. arduous(Adjective)

    burning; ardent

    Where flames the arduous Spirit of Isidore. uE000153782uE001 Cary.

    Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

  3. arduous(Adjective)

    Difficult or exhausting to traverse.

    Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arduous(adj)

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

  2. Arduous(adj)

    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. Mahatma Gandhi:

    In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

  2. 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.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.

  4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from "Love in the Time of Cholera":

    ...they no longer felt like newlyweds, and even less like belated lovers. It was as if they had lept over the arduous calvary of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love. They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion: beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Whatever persons and subjects never become incredible and unique before a tedious and arduous process of life-struggles since as gold becomes jewelry after smelting in the fire and similarly stone through tools as a statue.

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