toilsome

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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

Circa 1570

First Known Use of toilsome

circa 1570


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