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Definition 1: difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where arduous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the arduous work of preparing a dictionary

(arduous is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 2: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where arduous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
  • a grueling campaign
  • hard labor
  • heavy work
  • heavy going
  • spent many laborious hours on the project
  • set a punishing pace

Synonyms for arduous in the sense of this definition

(arduous is similar to ...) requiring great physical effort

Definition 3: taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where arduous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his final, straining burst of speed
  • a strenuous task
  • your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here

Synonyms for arduous in the sense of this definition

(arduous is similar to ...) requiring great physical effort

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