Examples of grueling in a Sentence
running a marathon is grueling
cutting diamonds can be grueling work
Recent Examples of grueling from the Web
The process works over a somewhat grueling five-day process.
Samford has faced a grueling schedule to open the 2017 campaign.
The Royals had been tested by a leaky bullpen, an upstart A’s lineup and a grueling road trip.
The second encounter was a grueling game which saw Danny Simpson sent off and a Danny Welbeck header in the 90th minute which looked to ruin Leicester's chances of winning the league.
Moreover, lawmakers face a grueling calendar, beginning with an unfinished health-care bill and -- after the August break -- a series of deadlines in September and October to keep the government functioning and avert a default on U.S. debt.
And Clinton herself was the subject of a steady stream of derision, carefully pitched to Trump's own biases and insecurities and delivered with the passion of a cornerman firing up a boxer for one last grueling round in the ring.
And Clinton herself was the subject of a steady stream of derision, carefully pitched to Trump’s own biases and insecurities and delivered with the passion of a cornerman firing up a boxer for one last grueling round in the ring.
Still, a number of readers described how physically grueling experiences can prove to be emotionally and mentally formative.
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Origin and Etymology of grueling
First Known Use: 1852See Words from the same year
Synonymsarduous, Augean, backbreaking, challenging, demanding, difficult, effortful, exacting, formidable, hard (or gruelling), heavy, hellacious, herculean, killer, laborious, moiling, murderous, pick-and-shovel, rigorous, rough, rugged, severe, stiff, strenuous, sweaty, tall, testing, toilsome, tough, uphill
Antonymscheap, easy, effortless, facile, light, mindless, simple, soft, undemanding
Related Wordsabstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, elusive, hairy, insoluble, intricate, involved, knotty, opaque, problematic (also problematical), recondite, serious, spiny, stubborn, thorny, ticklish, tricky; bruising, burdensome, exhausting, labored, onerous, oppressive, stressful, taxing, tight, trying; annoying, bothersome, distressing, irksome, troublesome, vexatious; grievous, grim, strict, stringent; brutal, cruel, inhuman, painful
Near Antonymsachievable, clear, doable, elementary, manageable, uncomplicated; comforting, gentle, painless, relaxed, smooth, soothing; accessible, friendly, idiotproof, user-friendly
GRUELING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grueling for English Language Learners
: very difficult : requiring great effort
GRUELING Defined for Kids
Definition of grueling for Students
- a grueling job
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