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Related to arduously: pursuing, perpetually


1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult: "the arduous work of preparing a Dictionary of the English Language" (Thomas Macaulay).
2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous: a long, arduous, and exhausting war.
3. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.

[From Latin arduus, high, steep.]

ar′du·ous·ly adv.
ar′du·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.arduously - in an arduous mannerarduously - in an arduous manner; "they worked arduously"


بِصورَة شاقَّه، بِإرهاق
meî erfiîismunum


[ˈɑːdjʊəslɪ] ADV [work] → arduamente; [climb] → con dificultad, penosamente


[ˈɑːdjʊəslɪ] adva fatica, con difficoltà


(ˈaːdjuəs) , ((American) -dʒu-) adjective
difficult; needing hard work. an arduous task.
ˈarduously adverb
ˈarduousness noun
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The small chirruping voice that uttered this request came from a little sunny-haired girl between three and four, who, seated on a high chair at the end of the ironing table, was arduously clutching the handle of a miniature iron with her tiny fat fist, and ironing rags with an assiduity that required her to put her little red tongue out as far as anatomy would allow.
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