laborious

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adjective la·bo·ri·ous \lə-ˈbȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of laborious

  1. 1 :  devoted to labor :  industrious

  2. 2 :  involving or characterized by hard or toilsome effort :  labored

laboriously

adverb

laboriousness

noun

Examples of laborious in a sentence

  1. a slow and laborious process

  2. <the volunteers have been commendably laborious in their cleanup of the beach>

14th Century

First Known Use of laborious

14th century


LABORIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective la·bo·ri·ous \lə-ˈbȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of laborious for English Language Learners

  • : requiring a lot of time and effort


LABORIOUS Defined for Kids

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adjective la·bo·ri·ous \lə-ˈbȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of laborious for Students

  1. :  requiring much effort <Rebuilding was a slow and laborious task.>

laboriously

adverb


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