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Synonyms for arduous
ˈɑr dʒu əs; esp. Brit. ˈɑr dyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome(adj)

    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

    "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"

    Synonyms:
    backbreaking, sullen, ponderous, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, straining, severe, cloggy, lumbering, large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, voiceless, grievous, tough, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, unvoiced, gruelling, expectant, concentrated, lowering, surd, heavy(a), sonorous, impenetrable, operose, strenuous, heavy, heavy(p), big(a), labored, profound, difficult, laboured, punishing, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    effortless, easy

  2. arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

    Synonyms:
    toilsome, heavy, strenuous, laborious, punishing, hard, operose, grueling, backbreaking, straining, gruelling

    Antonyms:
    effortless, easy

  3. arduous(adj)

    difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill

    "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

    Synonyms:
    toilsome, heavy, strenuous, laborious, punishing, hard, operose, grueling, backbreaking, straining, gruelling

    Antonyms:
    easy, effortless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arduous

    Arduous (Latin arduus, steep) signifies primarily so steep and lofty as to be difficult of ascent, and hence applies to that which involves great and sustained exertion and ordinarily for a lofty aim; great learning can only be won by arduous toil. Hard applies to anything that resists our endeavors as a scarcely penetrable mass resists our physical force. Anything is hard that involves tax and strain whether of the physical or mental powers. Difficult is not used of that which merely taxes physical force; a dead lift is called hard rather than difficult; breaking stone on the road would be called hard rather than difficult work; that is difficult which involves skill, sagacity, or address, with or without a considerable expenditure of physical force; a geometrical problem may be difficult to solve, a tangled skein to unravel; a mountain difficult to ascend. Hard may be active or passive; a thing may be hard to do or hard to bear. Arduous is always active. That which is laborious or toilsome simply requires the steady application of labor or toil till accomplished; toilsome is the stronger word. That which is onerous (Latin onus, a burden) is mentally burdensome or oppressive. Responsibility may be onerous even when it involves no special exertion.

    Synonyms:
    difficult, exhausting, hard, laborious, onerous, severe, toilsome, trying

    Antonyms:
    easy, facile, light, pleasant, slight, trifling, trivial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arduous

    Synonyms:
    difficult, hard, lofty, onerous, laborious, steep, precipitous, ant: easy, practicable, unlaborious, light, trivial

    Antonyms:
    easy, practicable, unlaborious, light, trivial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. arduous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    steep, high, lofty, uphill

  2. arduous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    hard, difficult, laborious, onerous, troublesome, herculean, toilsome, tiresome, wearisome, fatiguing, beset with difficulties, full of difficulties

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. arduous(a)

    Synonyms:
    onerous, difficult, laborious, wearisome

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How to use arduous in a sentence?

  1. Jessica Levinson:

    Trump thinks ‘our country is going to hell.’ Well, there is likely little more than a chance in hell that we are going to amend the Constitution, amending the Constitution is one of the most serious things that lawmakers can do. Therefore the path to doing it is rightfully arduous. I would put the chances … as beyond a longshot. To be sure, changing the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, would require a two-thirds vote in Congress, then ratification from three-fourths of state legislatures. It could also be changed through a constitutional convention in which at least 34 states convene to vote on an amendment, which would then need ratification from a minimum 38 states. Trump since announcing his candidacy in mid-June has made illegal immigrants from Mexico a top concern and has suggested several solutions -- including a wall along the southern border and the change to birthright citizenship.

  2. Serena Williams:

    This is only my second serious tournament back, i worked really, really hard (to get back playing) and it's been a long, arduous road but I always expected to come out and do the best I can do.

  3. Cometan:

    I don’t why, how or who called upon me, but this has come to me and therefore, I must see through this arduous journey.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Naturally, it is very arduous to terminate your monopolistic interests, realizing others' competitive interests; however, it builds the bridge of equality and peace.

  5. Mortimer Adler:

    Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

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