AskDefine | Define laborious

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laborious adj : characterized by toilsome 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" [syn: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, punishing, toilsome]

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  • labourious

Adjective

  1. requiring much effort; physically or mentally difficult; gruelling

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requiring much effort

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