laborious

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From Old French laborios, from Latin laboriosus

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laborious (comparative more laborious, superlative most laborious)

  1. Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.
  2. Mentally difficult; painstaking
  3. Industrious.
    • Dryden
      All with united force combine to drive / The lazy drones from the laborious hive.

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