What does the word laborious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Laboriousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Laboriously.

Usage examples for laborious

  1. The stage from Tostach was perhaps the hardest one south of the Arctic, for we travelled steadily for twelve hours with a head- wind and driving snow which rendered progress slow and laborious. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  2. This is appalling to a laborious writer, a student or a thinker. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  3. After a few minutes' laborious dragging of my cycle I found myself in a small depression in the heather, where, by lying down, I could remain quite out of sight unless some one walked right into me- and it seemed improbable that any one should take such a promenade with the good road so close at hand. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
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