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Definition of Arduous

Arduous

  1. Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.
  2. Attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise.

Arduous Quotations

The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.
Xenophon

A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
Kim Jong Il

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Mortimer Adler

One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower.
Tom Hodgkinson

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw
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Arduous Translations

arduous in Hungarian is meredek, terhes
arduous in Italian is faticoso, faticoso
arduous in Spanish is arduo, trabajoso, trabajoso
arduous in Swedish is brant
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