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gru·el·ing

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  1. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomeadjective

    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, 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, arduous, operose, strenuous, heavy, heavy(p), big(a), labored, profound, difficult, laboured, punishing, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    effortless

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How to use grueling in a sentence?

  1. Jen Psaki:

    Working on a presidential campaign…and working in the first year of a White House is exciting and rewarding, but it is also grueling and exhausting, it’s all of those things at once.

  2. Peter Kenny:

    It has been long, it has been at times grueling, and it is tired.

  3. Tom Holland:

    The important thing is that this is a true story about real people and we had a duty as actors to do justice to these characters, ron (Howard) made sure that every aspect of this film was authentic so that meant we had to starve, learn how to sail, really go out to sea, so it was pretty grueling, but ... all for a good reason.

  4. Dave Lancaster:

    Dave Lancaster shed the pounds with a grueling walking routine fueled by Weetabix, fresh fruit and vegetables and lean meat and fish. Dave Lancaster started small walking going from bench to bench in Dave Lancaster local park. But Dave Lancaster never gave up and soon covered 10 miles a day - even scaling Wales' tallest mountain Snowdon. I like this form of exercise because instead of costing me, like a gym membership or exercise class would, it saves me money on gas. Now instead of meeting friends at my house, they join me for a walk !

  5. Ashley Judd:

    I wake up weeping in gratitude, deeply moved by each person who contributed something life giving and spirit salving during my grueling 55 hour odyssey.


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