What does arduous mean?

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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.

    Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

  2. arduousadjective

    burning; ardent

    Where flames the arduous Spirit of Isidore. uE000153782uE001 Cary.

    Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

  3. arduousadjective

    Difficult or exhausting to traverse.

    Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.

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. Zeng Yixin:

    The epidemic situation is now fragmented domestically, but the task of preventing a rebound of the epidemic remains arduous, the epidemic situation abroad is still severe and complex, and the pressure to defend against the outside continues to increase.

  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. 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.

  4. Jessica Levinson:

    Trump thinks ‘our country is going to hell.’ Well, there is likely little more than a chance in hell that we are going to amend the Constitution, amending the Constitution is one of the most serious things that lawmakers can do. Therefore the path to doing it is rightfully arduous. I would put the chances … as beyond a longshot. To be sure, changing the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, would require a two-thirds vote in Congress, then ratification from three-fourths of state legislatures. It could also be changed through a constitutional convention in which at least 34 states convene to vote on an amendment, which would then need ratification from a minimum 38 states. Trump since announcing his candidacy in mid-June has made illegal immigrants from Mexico a top concern and has suggested several solutions -- including a wall along the southern border and the change to birthright citizenship.

  5. Cometan:

    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.

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