grueling

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adjective gru·el·ing \ˈgrü-ə-liŋ\

Definition of grueling

  1. :  trying or taxing to the point of exhaustion :  punishing <a grueling race>

gruelingly

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Examples of grueling in a sentence

  1. <running a marathon is grueling>

  2. <cutting diamonds can be grueling work>

Variants of grueling

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gruelling

Origin and Etymology of grueling

from present participle of obsolete gruel to exhaust, punish, from gruel, noun


First Known Use: 1852


GRUELING Defined for English Language Learners

grueling

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adjective gru·el·ing \ˈgrü-ə-liŋ\

Definition of grueling for English Language Learners

  • : very difficult : requiring great effort


GRUELING Defined for Kids

grueling

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adjective gru·el·ing \ˈgrü-ə-liŋ\

Definition of grueling for Students

  1. :  calling for great effort <a grueling job>

Variants of grueling

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gruelling

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