1. backbreaking

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


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


  • easy
  • ease
  • undemanding
  • soft

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Sentences with backbreaking

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
For example, some people may value hard work above all else, while another person thinks it's wrong to waste your life on backbreaking labor.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Built from the 1690s onward, in a terrific feat of engineering and backbreaking work, Brimstone sits on top of an 800-foot sheer hillside, dominating views on all sides.

3. Adjective
A Homelite blower is used to keep your sidewalks and drive clear from debris and allows you to blow leaves into a pile in your yard instead of using a backbreaking rake.