HyperDic: arduous

English > 3 senses of the word arduous:
ADJECTIVEallarduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomecharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
allarduous, straining, strenuoustaxing to the utmost
allarduousdifficult to accomplish / accomplish
arduous > pronunciation
Soundsaa'rjhuwahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > arduous: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort.
Example"worked their arduous way up the mining valley"
Synonymsbackbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
Broadereffortfulrequiring great physical effort
Spanishagotador, arduo, duro, fatigoso, laborioso, penoso, pesado
Catalanardu, dur, esgotador, fatigant, fatigós, feixuc, laboriós, penós, pesat
Nounsarduousnessextreme / extreme effortfulness
Adverbsarduouslyin an arduous manner
English > arduous: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtaxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance.
Example "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt
Synonymsstraining, strenuous
Broadereffortfulrequiring great physical effort
Spanisharduo
Catalanardu
Nounsarduousnessextreme / extreme effortfulness
English > arduous: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDifficult to accomplish / accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill.
Example"the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
Spanisharduo
Catalanardu
Nounsarduousnessextreme / extreme effortfulness

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