Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: laborious
IPA transcription: [ləb'ɔɹiəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • This seems to us laborious and rather tiresome, both for father and child.
  • The most menial, and even laborious offices, are therefore left to these poor drudges.
  • This, however, relieved his thirst; an hour's repose recruited his hardy frame, and, with the indomitable spirit of avarice, he resumed his laborious journey.
  • In the reign of Caliph Haroon al Rusheed, there was at Bagdad, a porter, who, notwithstanding his mean and laborious business, was a fellow of wit and good humour.
  • He had more company the second than the first night, and will make, I believe, a good figure in the whole, though his faults seem to be very many; some of natural deficience, and some of laborious affectation.
  • This property thus destroyed had been accumulated and constructed with laborious care and skillful ingenuity during a course of years to fulfill one of the objects of the Constitution, which was expressed in these words, "To provide for the common defense" (see Preamble of the Constitution).