labourious
labourious labourious adj. 1. characterized by toilsome effort; same as {laborious}; -- British spelling. [Chiefly Brit.]

Syn: arduous, backbreaking, back-breaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • arduous backbreaking back-breaking grueling gruelling hard heavy laborious labourious punishing slavish strenuous toilsome — effortful effortful adj. 1. requiring great physical effort. Opposite of {effortless}. [Narrower terms: {arduous, backbreaking, back breaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious, punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effortful — adj. 1. requiring great physical effort. Opposite of {effortless}. [Narrower terms: {arduous, backbreaking, back breaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious, punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome}; {exhausting, tiring,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exhausting tiring wearing wearying — effortful effortful adj. 1. requiring great physical effort. Opposite of {effortless}. [Narrower terms: {arduous, backbreaking, back breaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious, punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grueling — grueling, gruelling gruellingadj. 1. characterized by toilsome effort; requiring extreme physical or mental effort; as, a grueling campaign. Syn: arduous, backbreaking, back breaking, exhausting, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gruelling — grueling grueling, gruelling gruellingadj. 1. characterized by toilsome effort; requiring extreme physical or mental effort; as, a grueling campaign. Syn: arduous, backbreaking, back breaking, exhausting, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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