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1. arduous

adjective. ['ˈɑːrdʒuːəs'] characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort.

Synonyms

  • toilsome
  • effortful
  • gruelling
  • hard
  • laborious
  • operose
  • grueling
  • backbreaking
  • heavy

Antonyms

  • soft
  • softness
  • sensitive
  • merciful

Etymology

  • arduus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Arduous

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  • conspicuous
  • contemptuous
  • contiguous
  • continuous
  • deciduous
  • disingenuous
  • incongruous
  • ingenuous
  • innocuous
  • promiscuous
  • strenuous
  • sumptuous
  • tempestuous
  • tumultuous
  • vacuous
  • virtuous

Example sentences of the word arduous


1. Adjective
This is likely to be arduous and painful, but also healthier for you.

Quotes containing the word arduous


1. On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success.
- Martin Van Buren

2. Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
- Mortimer Adler

2. arduous

adjective. ['ˈɑːrdʒuːəs'] taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance.

Synonyms

  • straining
  • effortful

Antonyms

  • tender
  • voiced
  • weak

Etymology

  • arduus (Latin)

3. arduous

adjective. ['ˈɑːrdʒuːəs'] difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill.

Synonyms

  • hard

Antonyms

  • ease
  • undemanding

Etymology

  • arduus (Latin)
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