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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laborious  \La*bo"ri*ous\,  a.  [L.  laboriosus,fr.  labor  labor:  cf 
  F.  laborieux.] 
  1.  Requiring  labor,  perseverance,  or  sacrifices;  toilsome; 
  tiresome. 
 
  Dost  thou  love  watchings,  abstinence,  or  toil, 
  Laborious  virtues  all  ?  Learn  these  from  Cato. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  Devoted  to  labor;  diligent;  industrious;  as  a  laborious 
  mechanic.  --  {La*bo"ri*ous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {La*bo"ri*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  laborious 
  adj  :  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" 
  [syn:  {arduous},  {backbreaking},  {grueling},  {gruelling}, 
  {hard},  {heavy},  {labourious},  {punishing},  {toilsome}] 




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