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Laborious meaning

laborious - 3 dictionary results

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

laborious - examples of usage

  1. Then, and not till then, does the old woman set out again, upon her slow and laborious journey. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The animal has a stiff, laborious gait; there is pain and swelling of the joints, and constant shifting of the weight from one leg to another. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. If a man wants to convey water from a well to his house, and has very little capital, he can only get a bucket and carry every bucket- full separately; this is very laborious. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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