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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

Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one's power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo

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

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

The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating.
Andrew Goodman

On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success.
Martin Van Buren
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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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