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laboriousness


  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]: 
 
  laboriousness 
  n  :  the  quality  of  requiring  extended  effort  [syn:  {operoseness}, 
  {toilsomeness}] 




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