Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

toilsome

play
adjective toil·some \ˈtȯi(-ə)l-səm\

Definition of toilsome

  1. :  marked by or full of toil or fatigue :  laborious <a toilsome task>

toilsomely adverb
toilsomeness noun


Examples of toilsome in a sentence

  1. <faced with the toilsome task of cleaning out her deceased father's homestead>

  2. <this is the most toilsome part of the construction, so we'll go slowly to make sure we're doing it right>



1575

First Known Use of toilsome

1575


Learn More about toilsome


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up toilsome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

tetchy superficial flashy gregarious
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ