1. laborious

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


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


  • easy
  • ease
  • undemanding
  • soft

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Rhymes with Laborious

  • meritorious
  • victorious
  • inglorious
  • notorious
  • glorious

How do you pronounce laborious?

Pronounce laborious as ləˈbɔriəs.

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Sentences with laborious

1. Adjective
Taking out the individual sections will be very tedious and laborious.

Quotes about laborious

1. [A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business."(The Record Lie)
- A.A. Milne, If I May

2. There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anaïs Nin, Journals Of Anais Nin Volume 3

3. ... [They] took it upon themselves to start the laborious process of cranking up life again, after death has stopped us all in its tracks.
- Diane Setterfield