laborious

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French laborios, from Latin laboriosus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ləˈbɔːɹiəs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹiəs

AdjectiveEdit

laborious (comparative more laborious, superlative most laborious)

  1. Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.
  2. Mentally difficult; painstaking.
  3. Industrious.
    • 1697, “The Fourth Book of the Georgics”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432, lines 241–242, page 129:
      All, with united Force, combine to drive / The lazy Drones from the laborious Hive.

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