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Synonyms for laborious
ləˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-la·bo·ri·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. laboriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    painstaking, worksome, toilsome

  2. laboriousadjective

    Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.

    Synonyms:
    worksome, toilsome, painstaking

  3. laboriousadjective

    Mentally difficult; painstaking

    Synonyms:
    painstaking, worksome, toilsome

  4. laboriousadjective

    Industrious.

    Synonyms:
    worksome, toilsome, painstaking

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. laborious

    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:
    arduous, difficult, exhausting, hard, onerous, severe, toilsome, trying

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. laborious

    Synonyms:
    assiduous, diligent, painstaking, indefatigable, arduous, burdensome, toilsome, wearisome, industrious, hard-working, active, difficult, tedious

    Antonyms:
    idle, indiligent, lazy, indolent, easy, facile, light, feasible, simple

Princeton's WordNet

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

    Antonyms:
    effortless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. laboriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    industrious, sedulous, assiduous, DILIGENT, toiling, hard-working, painstaking

  2. laboriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    difficult, arduous, onerous, toilsome, tiresome, wearisome, fatiguing, irksome, hard, herculean

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. laboriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    toilsome, arduous, onerous, diligent, industrious, sedulous

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How to use laborious in a sentence?

  1. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker:

    The agreement was laborious, but it has been concluded. There is no Grexit.

  2. Victor Cousin:

    All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.

  3. Carl Jung:

    In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. One could almost say that nothing is more hateful to man than to give up even a particle of his unconsciousness. Ask those who have tried to introduce a new idea!

  4. Winston Churchill:

    To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

  5. John Piazza:

    It's time-consuming to gather all the disparate information together initially, and then it's a laborious process to update it going forward.


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