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Meaning of LABORIOUS

Pronunciation:  lu'bowreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"
 

LABORIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: arduous, backbreaking, effortful, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, labourious, punishing, toilsome
 

 

 

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

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

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

 
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