Laboriously



[luh-bawr-ee-uh s, -bohr-] /ləˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-/

adjective
1.
requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance:
a laborious undertaking.
2.
characterized by or requiring extreme care and much attention to detail:
laborious research.
3.
characterized by or exhibiting excessive effort, dullness, and lack of spontaneity; :
a strained, laborious plot.
4.
given to or diligent in work:
a careful, laborious craftsman.
/ləˈbɔːrɪəs/
adjective
1.
involving great exertion or long effort
2.
given to working hard
3.
(of literary style, etc) not fluent
adv.

early 15c., “with difficulty, laboriously, slowly,” from laborious + -ly (2). Meaning “earnestly, strongly” is from c.1500.
adj.

late 14c., “hard-working, industrious,” from Old French laborios “arduous, wearisome; hard-working” (12c., Modern French laborieux), from Latin laboriosus “toilsome, wearisome, troublesome,” from labor (see labor (n.)). Meaning “costing much labor, burdensome” is from early 15c.; meaning “resulting from hard work” is mid-15c. Related: Laboriousness.

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