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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Taking or requiring much effort.

Usage examples (38)
  • To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
  • These buildings have been almost entirely erected by the soldiers, who are compelled to work from morning till night at every kind of laborious employment.
  • A lot of work too, and puts my 'laborious' breakfast routine into perspective.
  • The organisation called it a "laborious" task to add or remove a car from a list on the system and said some cars disappear altogether. for more
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