toilsome

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toil·some

 (toil′səm)
adj.
Characterized by or requiring toil.

toil′some·ly adv.
toil′some·ness n.

toilsome

(ˈtɔɪlsəm) or

toilful

adj
laborious
ˈtoilsomely, ˈtoilfully adv
ˈtoilsomeness, ˈtoilfulness n

toil•some

(ˈtɔɪl səm)

adj.
demanding toil; laborious or fatiguing.
[1575–85]
toil′some•ly, adv.
toil′some•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.toilsome - characterized by effort to the point of exhaustiontoilsome - 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
Translations

toilsome

[ˈtɔɪlsəm] ADJ (liter) → penoso, laborioso, arduo

toilsome

adj (liter)mühselig, mühsam
References in classic literature ?
Often a part of the crew would have to leap into the water at the shallows, and wade along with the towing line, while their comrades on board toilfully assisted with oar and setting pole.