gruelling


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gru·el·ing

also gru·el·ling  (gro͞o′ə-lĭng, gro͞o′lĭng)
adj.
Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion: a grueling campaign.

gru′el·ing·ly adv.

gruelling

(ˈɡruːəlɪŋ) or

grueling

adj
severe or tiring: a gruelling interview.
n
informal a severe experience, esp punishment
[C19: from now obsolete vb gruel to exhaust, punish]

gruelling

- Comes from the verb gruel, "to exhaust, punish."
See also related terms for punish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gruelling - characterized by effort to the point of exhaustiongruelling - 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

gruelling

Translations
مُرْهِق، مُنْهِك
vyčerpávající
udmattende
lÿjandi
sekinantis
nogurdinošs
güç ve yorucuzahmetli

gruelling

grueling (US) [ˈgrʊəlɪŋ] ADJ [task] → penoso, duro; [match, race] → agotador

gruelling

[ˈgruːəlɪŋ] grueling (US) adj [schedule, day] → exténuant(e); [race, competition] → exténuant(e)

gruelling

, (US) grueling
adj schedule, journey, day, week(äußerst) anstrengend; pace, conditionsmörderisch (inf); race, match, event(äußerst) strapaziös; talks, negotiationsaufreibend; 200 gruelling miles200 mörderische Meilen (inf); the most gruelling part of my tripder anstrengendste Teil meiner Reise

gruelling

grueling (Am) [ˈgrʊəlɪŋ] adjestenuante

gruelling

(American) grueling (ˈgrueliŋ) adjective
exhausting. a gruelling race.
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