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grueling

adjective
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gruelling

Synonyms and Antonyms of grueling

  1. 1 requiring considerable physical or mental effort running a marathon is grueling Synonyms of grueling arduous, 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, uphillWords Related to grueling abstract, 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, painfulNear Antonyms of grueling achievable, clear, doable, elementary, manageable, uncomplicated; comforting, gentle, painless, relaxed, smooth, soothing; accessible, friendly, idiotproof, user-friendlyAntonyms of grueling cheap, easy, effortless, facile, light, mindless, simple, soft, undemanding

  2. 2 requiring much time, effort, or careful attention cutting diamonds can be grueling work Synonyms of grueling arduous, burdensome, challenging, exacting, demanding (or gruelling), killing, laborious, onerous, persnickety, taxing, toilsomeWords Related to grueling difficult, formidable, hard, herculean, rough, rugged, stiff, strenuous, testing, tough; oppressive, trying; rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict, stringentNear Antonyms of grueling easy, effortless, facile, simple, smoothAntonyms of grueling light, nondemanding, unchallenging, undemanding


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