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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, 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"


  1. laboriousadjective

    Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.

  2. laboriousadjective

    Mentally difficult; painstaking

  3. laboriousadjective


Webster Dictionary

  1. Laboriousadjective

    requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome

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

  2. Laboriousadjective

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

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

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  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. John Piazza:

    It's time-consuming to gather all the disparate information together initially, and then it's a laborious process to update it going forward.

  2. 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.

  3. Euclid Tsakalotos:

    After weeks of laborious negotiations, if there is a real will from the other side, it will be clear that the discussion has reached a level where an agreement is very close and will be reached in the coming period.

  4. John Lancaster Spalding:

    The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.

  5. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    The agreement was laborious, but it has been concluded. There is no Grexit.

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