laborious laborious  /lə ˈbɔ ri əs/


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


  1. Bragg's method required weeks of laborious calculation.
  2. When Gutenberg entered it, printing was a slow and laborious business.
  3. Besides being lengthy and laborious, adding a new saint to the Roman Catholic calendar is an expensive business.


  • Death Threats Cited in Zimmerman Trial

    The George Zimmerman murder trial begin in a Florida courtroom today, but instead of the tension and anger that has surrounded the case since Trayvon Martin was killed last year, it was marked by the laborious questioning of potential jurors. Lawyers for Zimmerman and the prosecution grilled a handful of the first 100 people in a pool that totals 500 people in an effort to find six jurors and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "It's been a laborious process of negotiation. Many of Venezuela's points were accepted, as were the points of the United States and other countries," Davidow told reporters in Mexico City, where Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon...
    on Apr 16, 2009 By: Jeffrey Davidow Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Sometimes the questions get a little laborious when they start asking you about intricate, nit-picky things of church doctrine that's probably not all that relevant to being president," Huckabee said.
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Right now, the police cannot wiretap suspected criminals unless they've gone through a laborious exercise of telling the authorizing judge that they've gone through a whole bunch of steps. By that time the trail is cold," Oppal said. "We...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Wally Oppal Source: Vancouver Sun

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