Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Requiring much labor; toilsome; industrious.

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Usage examples "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", Harry de Windt.
  2. This is appalling to a laborious writer, a student or a thinker. - "An Ocean Tramp", 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", J. Storer Clouston.