alternative form of from=UK|laborious
Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.
characterized by toilsome effort; same as laborious; - British spelling.
Mentally difficult; painstaking.
Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.
‘Dost thou love watchings, abstinence, or toil,Laborious virtues all? Learn these from Cato.’;
Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.
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’;
requiring considerable time and effort
‘the work is very slow and laborious’; ‘years of laborious training’;
(of speech or writing style) showing obvious signs of effort and lacking in fluency
‘she wrote in laborious, dictionary-assisted English’;