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la·bo·ri·ous

 (lə-bôr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work: spent many laborious hours on the project.
2. Hard-working; industrious.

[Middle English, from Old French laborieux, from Latin labōriōsus, from labor, labor.]

la·bo′ri·ous·ly adv.
la·bo′ri·ous·ness n.

laborious

(ləˈbɔːrɪəs)
adj
1. involving great exertion or long effort
2. given to working hard
3. (of literary style, etc) not fluent
laˈboriously adv
laˈboriousness n

la•bo•ri•ous

(ləˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-)

adj.
1. requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance: a laborious undertaking.
2. characterized by or exhibiting excessive effort; labored.
3. industrious.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin labōriōsus]
la•bo′ri•ous•ly, adv.
la•bo′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.laborious - characterized by effort to the point of exhaustionlaborious - characterized by 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"
effortful - requiring great physical effort

laborious

adjective
1. hard, difficult, tiring, exhausting, wearing, tough, fatiguing, uphill, strenuous, arduous, tiresome, onerous, burdensome, herculean, wearisome, backbreaking, toilsome Keeping the garden tidy all year round can be a laborious task.
hard easy, effortless, light, easy-peasy (slang)
2. industrious, hard-working, diligent, tireless, persevering, painstaking, indefatigable, assiduous, unflagging, sedulous He was gentle and kindly, living a laborious life in his Paris flat.
3. (of literary style, etc.) forced, laboured, strained, ponderous, not fluent a laborious prose style
forced simple, natural

laborious

adjective
1. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
2. Not easy to do, achieve, or master:
Translations
شاق، مُتْعِب، مُرْهِق
pracný
slidsom
erfiîur
prácny

laborious

[ləˈbɔːrɪəs] ADJ [task, work, process] → laborioso; [written style] → farragoso, poco claro

laborious

[ləˈbɔːriəs] adj [task, job] → laborieux/euse

laborious

adj task, undertakingmühsam, mühselig; styleschwerfällig, umständlich

laborious

[ləˈbɔːrɪəs] adjfaticoso/a, laborioso/a

labour

(American) labor (ˈleibə) noun
1. hard work. The building of the cathedral involved considerable labour over two centuries; People engaged in manual labour are often badly paid.
2. workmen on a job. The firm is having difficulty hiring labour.
3. (in a pregnant woman etc) the process of childbirth. She was in labour for several hours before the baby was born.
4. used (with capital) as a name for the Socialist party in the United Kingdom.
verb
1. to be employed to do hard and unskilled work. He spends the summer labouring on a building site.
2. to move or work etc slowly or with difficulty. They laboured through the deep undergrowth in the jungle; the car engine labours a bit on steep hills.
laborious (ləˈboːriəs) adjective
difficult; requiring hard work. Moving house is always a laborious process.
laˈboriously adverb
laˈboriousness noun
ˈlabourer noun
a workman who is employed to do heavy work requiring little skill. the labourers on a building site.
ˈlabour court noun
a court of law for settling disputes between management and workers.
ˈlabour dispute noun
a disagreement between management and workers about working conditions, pay etc.
ˈlabour-saving adjective
intended to lessen work. washing-machines and other labour-saving devices.

laborious

a. laborioso-a, trabajoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
Edna had intended to be indifferent and as reserved as he when she met him; she had reached the determination by a laborious train of reasoning, incident to one of her despondent moods.
For many hours the travelers toiled on their laborious way, guided by a star, or following the direction of some water-course, until the scout called a halt, and holding a short consultation with the Indians, they lighted their fire, and made the usual preparations to pass the remainder of the night where they then were.
Thither the bees came, however, and plunged into the squash-blossoms, as if there were no other squash-vines within a long day's flight, or as if the soil of Hepzibah's garden gave its productions just the very quality which these laborious little wizards wanted, in order to impart the Hymettus odor to their whole hive of New England honey.
The ship's company being reduced to but a handful, the captain called upon the Islanders to assist him in the laborious business of heaving down the ship to stop the leak.
The agent had the deed all ready, and invited them to sit down and read it; this Szedvilas proceeded to do--a painful and laborious process, during which the agent drummed upon the desk.
We met many big keel-boats on their way up, using sails, mule power, and profanity--a tedious and laborious business.
As he drew near, he slackened speed, took the middle of the street, leaned far over to star- board and rounded to ponderously and with laborious pomp and circumstance -- for he was personating the Big Missouri, and considered himself to be drawing nine feet of water.
She might have been unconsciously sucking in the sad poison, while a sharer of his conversation with her friend; and from the best, the purest of motives, might now be denying herself this visit to Ireland, and resolving to divide herself effectually from him and his connexions by soon beginning her career of laborious duty.
When she had entered two or three laborious items in the account-book, Jip would walk over the page, wagging his tail, and smear them all out.
Who but felt of late When the fierce Foe hung on our brok'n Rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the Deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low?
But for them it might never have been carried out; for when they summoned Agatha, at half-past six next morning, to leave her warm bed and brave the biting air, she would have refused without hesitation had she not been shamed into compliance by these laborious ones who stood by her bedside, blue-nosed and hungry, but ready for the ice.
I could see by the working of his face that he was trying to think, and the process was so slow and laborious that, in my new-found security, I laughed aloud.