requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult:
an arduous undertaking.
requiring or using much energy and vigor; strenuous:
making an arduous effort.
hard to climb; steep:
an arduous path up the hill.
hard to endure; full of hardships; severe:
an arduous winter.
They vary in arduousness: all would be marked “heavy work” in a job specification.
Steel Charles Rumford Walker
They scarcely shrink from any business on account of its magnitude, its arduousness, or its hazard.
Thoughts on Missions Sheldon Dibble
They know the arduousness of life, which is a lesson we must all learn sooner or later.
The Half-Hearted John Buchan
Though not comparing with the arduousness of field service, our duties were by no means slight.
Reminiscences of two years with the colored troops Joshua M. Addeman
No one has rightly entered on the office without being deeply impressed by its greatness, arduousness, and responsibility.
Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 James Kennedy
The task of the Charming Lass was delightful in its simplicity, but fearful in its arduousness.
The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
This is done by making the hours of labor in different trades to differ according to their arduousness.
Looking Backward Edward Bellamy
I am no Mr. Stanley; and the length, the difficulties, the arduousness of the labour appalled me.
Essays in Little Andrew Lang
requiring great physical or mental effort; difficult to accomplish; strenuous
hard to endure; harsh: arduous conditions
hard to overcome or surmount; steep or difficult: an arduous track
1530s, “hard to accomplish, difficult to do,” from Latin arduus “high, steep,” also figuratively, “difficult,” from PIE root *eredh- “to grow, high” (see ortho-). Literal sense of “high, steep, difficult to climb,” attested in English from 1709.
requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult: an arduous undertaking. requiring or using much energy and vigor; strenuous: making an arduous effort. hard to climb; steep: an arduous path up the hill. hard to endure; full of hardships; severe: an arduous winter. Contemporary Examples His successors will face the arduous task of fleshing out the content of […]
adj. “full of ardor,” 1770, a variant of arduous with overtones of amorous, generally useful only to poets and first attested in Chatterton; perhaps, then, like his works, an instance of faux medievalism.
present indicative plural and 2nd person singular of . a measure of surface area; 1 are is equal to1/100 (0.01) of a hectare (100 square meters or 119.6 square yards). Abbreviation: a. to exist or live: Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” is the ultimate question. to take place; happen; occur: The wedding was […]
a sunken leading to a cellar or basement entrance, or in front of basement or cellar windows. a passageway, especially one between buildings. Historical Examples Ten minutes later Mrs. Zwiebel recognized with a leaping heart his footsteps on the areaway. The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass The android, seeing his escape cut off, veered into an […]