Labourious vs. Laborious - What's the difference?


  • Labourious (adjective)

    alternative form of from=UK|laborious

  • Laborious (adjective)

    Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.

  • Laborious (adjective)

    Mentally difficult; painstaking.

  • Laborious (adjective)


Oxford Dictionary

  • Laborious (adjective)

    requiring considerable time and effort

    "the work is very slow and laborious"

    "years of laborious training"

  • Laborious (adjective)

    (of speech or writing style) showing obvious signs of effort and lacking in fluency

    "she wrote in laborious, dictionary-assisted English"

Webster Dictionary

  • Labourious

    characterized by toilsome effort; same as laborious; - British spelling.

  • Laborious (adjective)

    Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.

  • Laborious (adjective)

    Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Laborious (adjective)

    characterized by toilsome 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"

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