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Definitions for laborious
ləˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-la·bo·ri·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"

Wiktionary

  1. laborious(Adjective)

    Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.

  2. laborious(Adjective)

    Mentally difficult; painstaking

  3. laborious(Adjective)

    Industrious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laborious(adj)

    requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome

    Etymology: [L. laboriosus, fr. labor labor: cf. F. laborieux.]

  2. Laborious(adj)

    devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic

    Etymology: [L. laboriosus, fr. labor labor: cf. F. laborieux.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laborious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laborious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of laborious in a Sentence

  1. Victor Cousin:

    All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.

  2. Henry Louis Mencken:

    Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.

  3. Carl Jung:

    In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. One could almost say that nothing is more hateful to man than to give up even a particle of his unconsciousness. Ask those who have tried to introduce a new idea!

  4. Jeff Roe:

    That's a laborious process -- and we are absolutely doing that, so that's a big part of the process to make sure your delegates don't get stolen.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

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