A Word A Day : Laborious
Thursday, 27th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : la-bor-ri-as
1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work
2. Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
3. Requiring great physical effort
4. Hard-working, industrious
Middle English, from Old French laborieux, from Latin labrisus, from labor, labor
Arduous, Difficult, Backbreaking, Painstaking, Protracted, Lengthy, Strenuous, Hard, Tough, Painful, Hard-Working, Industrious
• You need no laborious
steps to enter upon familiarity with them, and you can earn not only their confidence, but their gratitude, by turning an attentive ear to their discourse.
• We spent many laborious
hours on the project.
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