operoseness
noun see operose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Operoseness — Operose Op er*ose a. [L. operosus, fr. opera pains, labor, opus, operis, work, labor.] Wrought with labor; requiring labor; hence, tedious; wearisome. Operose proceeding. Burke. A very operose calculation. De Quincey. {Op er*ose ly}, adv. {Op… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • operoseness — See operosely. * * * …   Universalium

  • operoseness — noun The state of being operose; tedium. Syn: operosity …   Wiktionary

  • operoseness — op·er·ose·ness …   English syllables

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

  • Exertion — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Exertion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 exertion exertion effort strain tug pull stress throw stretch struggle spell spurt spirt Sgm: N 1 stroke of work stroke …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • operose — adjective Etymology: Latin operosus, from oper , opus work more at operate Date: 1662 tedious, wearisome • operosely adverb • operoseness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • operose — operosely, adv. operoseness, n. /op euh rohs /, adj. 1. industrious, as a person. 2. done with or involving much labor. [1660 70; < L operosus busy, active, equiv. to oper (s. of opus) work + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

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