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Definitions for arduous
ˈɑr dʒu əs; esp. Brit. ˈɑr dyu-ar·du·ous
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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"
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
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.
Etymology: From arduus, akin to Irish ard.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
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.
Tobacco control is long term, complex and arduous work, and one-sided, absolutist and expansionist tendencies should be carefully avoided.
We must note that smoking has hundreds of years of history and objectively a market demand for cigarettes still exists, tobacco control is long term, complex and arduous work, and one-sided, absolutist and expansionist tendencies should be carefully avoided.
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.
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.
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- труден, мъчен, недостъпен, усилен, стръменBulgarian
- arduCatalan, Valencian
- erschöpfend, anstrengend, beschwerlich, mühsam, steilGerman
- riguroso, arduoSpanish
- vaativa, ankara, vaivalloinen, uuvuttava, työläs, jyrkkä, rasittavaFinnish
- fáradságos, fárasztó, megerőltetőHungarian
- arduo, arduaItalian
- 難儀, 苦しいJapanese
- uitputtend, steil, moeizaam, zwaar, moeilijk te beklimmenDutch
- slitsom, vanskeligNorwegian
- напряжённый, трудный, труднодоступный, крутой, тяжёлыйRussian
- besvärlig, krånglig, brant, avancerad, ansträngande, svår, jobbig, arbetsamSwedish
- çetin, ağır, güç, zor, sarp, gayretliTurkish
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