laborious

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French laborios, from Latin laboriosus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ləˈbɔːɹiəs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹiəs

Adjective[edit]

laborious (comparative more laborious, superlative most laborious)

  1. Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.
  2. Mentally difficult; painstaking.
  3. Industrious.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      All with united force combine to drive / The lazy drones from the laborious hive.

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