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 Dictionary entry overview: What does laborious mean? 

LABORIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective LABORIOUS has 1 sense:

1. characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

  Familiarity information: LABORIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

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LABORIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1laborious [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort


arduous; operose; laborious; toilsome; gruelling; grueling; backbreaking; punishing; hard; heavy

Context examples:

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


effortful (requiring great physical effort)

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