grueling grueling  /ˈɡru ɪ lɪŋ/


  • (adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort


  1. The singers' work schedule is grueling.
  2. Some sports look grueling ice hockey, soccer, basketball, for example, with their yards of stops and starts, feints and runs.
  3. Paul Greengrass's grueling, ultimately inspiring drama is hard to watch but imperative to see.


  1. Blackhawks win Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final in triple OT classic vs. Bruins

    The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins battled for 112 grueling minutes in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup Final game in NHL history, until an Andrew Shaw deflection goal at 12:08 of triple overtime handed Game 1 to the home team, 4-3. … Continue reading ?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Beach patrol personnel start day with grueling competition

    It was too early for breakfast, but it wasn't too early for a triathlon. Hitting the water by 5 a.m. Wednesday, county lifeguards and fire rescue members met for a grueling endurance test lasting more than four hours.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

  3. Grueling summer workouts begin at West Brook

    Grueling summer workouts begin at West Brook Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:24 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 The first week of summer vacation for a number of area high school students began with the backdrop of a coach yelling times from a stopwatch on Monday ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise


  1. "It's been a grueling road. To come back from all that, and to be here and to win, words just cannot describe it. I really feel like I'm in a dream. I knew he was getting tired," Lesnar said.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Brock Lesnar Source:

  2. Bush said she started by writing longer, more conventional chapters, but "it just really was too much. It was too heavy, and I thought kids would find it really grueling and not at all optimistic or fun to read."
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: Jenna Bush Source: Forbes

  3. "President Bush congratulates Sen. Obama for clinching the Democratic party's 2008 nomination for president," Perino told reporters. "He knows from personal experience that the presidential nominating process is a grueling one and Sen. Obama...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: Reuters

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