arduous arduous  /ˈɑr dʒu əs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
  2. (adj) difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
  3. (adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

Usage(s):

  1. Let us finish this arduous task first and then enjoy the scenery.
  2. Our knees find an arduous descent down a steep slope more taxing than the ascent up the same slope.
  3. After the introduction of arduous and physical checks at the airports, the time taken for check in has increased manifolds.

News

  1. Update on Cory Holm

    As the Chukars battled through the peaks and valleys of their season, Holm and his family did the same on his long and arduous odyssey to recovery, in many ways mirroring the team he had been such a c
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Argus Observer

  2. What Ariel Castro's plea signals

    An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women in a Cleveland house against their will pleaded not guilty Wednesday. His attorney said it was an effort to stave off a death penalty and an arduous trial.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Not guilty plea for suspect in alleged decade-long Ohio kidnapping

    An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women in a Cleveland house against their will pleaded not guilty Wednesday. His attorney said it was an effort to stave off a death penalty and an arduous trial.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "It's been an incredibly arduous and long road and a process that's had its peaks and valleys, but John has stuck with me and worked as hard as I've ever had a pitching coach work to get me to where I need to be," Schilling said. "And Jason...
    on Oct 7, 2007 By: Curt Schilling Source: ESPN

  2. "Senator Leahy that was...... this has been a sort of long process, this process and sometimes an arduous one," said Kagan. "I've only cried once during this process and I cried when I woke up one morning and I read that op-ed from Captain...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: CNN Political Ticker (blog)

  3. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said the latest development was "no surprise" and the state will "continue to work with others on the arduous process" of keeping the Sonics and the WNBA's Storm.
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Chris Gregoire Source: USA Today

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