Laboriousness
Laborious La*bo"ri*ous, a. [L. laboriosus, fr. labor labor: cf. F. laborieux.] 1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome. [1913 Webster]

Dost thou love watchings, abstinence, or toil, Laborious virtues all? Learn these from Cato. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic. [1913 Webster] -- {La*bo"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {La*bo"ri*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • laboriousness — index effort, industry (activity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • laboriousness — noun see laborious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laboriousness — See laboriously. * * * …   Universalium

  • laboriousness — noun The condition of being laborious …   Wiktionary

  • laboriousness — n. state of requiring a great deal of effort; state of demanding close attention; dullness; diligence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laboriousness — n. Toilsomeness, difficulty …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • laboriousness — la·bo·ri·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • laboriousness — See: laborious …   English dictionary

  • laboriousness — noun the quality of requiring extended effort • Syn: ↑operoseness, ↑toilsomeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑toilsome (for: ↑toilsomeness), ↑operose (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • toilsomeness — noun the quality of requiring extended effort • Syn: ↑laboriousness, ↑operoseness • Derivationally related forms: ↑toilsome, ↑operose (for: ↑operoseness), ↑laborious ( …   Useful english dictionary

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