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Definition of Laborious


  1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.
  2. Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.

Laborious Quotations

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
Samuel Johnson

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Anais Nin

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
Winston Churchill

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
Horace Walpole
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Laborious Translations

laborious in German is arbeitsam
laborious in Norwegian is strevsom
laborious in Spanish is laborioso
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