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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion.

Usage examples (27)
  • These observations, however, may suffice, lest we be too operose in demonstrating a matter that is so plain and perspicuous.
  • One might imagine that the sheer messiness of those involuntary consequences could be just as inconvenient as the "operose and diabolical ... machination" that
  • Cookery so operose, no Diet so delicious, no Entertainments or Way of
  • Some of the Xenia are far-fetched and operose, while others sound rather vacuous. for more
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