[ US /ˈɑɹdʒuəs/ ]
[ UK /ˈɑːdjuːəs/ ]
  1. taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
    a strenuous task
    your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here
    his final, straining burst of speed
  2. difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
    the arduous work of preparing a dictionary
  3. characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    heavy going
    hard labor
    heavy work
    set a punishing pace
    a grueling campaign
    spent many laborious hours on the project
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How To Use arduous In A Sentence

  • The severity, universality, complexity of peasant burden overweight, is to determined fundamentally that solving peasant burden overweight needs long period of time and arduousness of problem.
  • At 19, she dropped out of college and spent five months on the arduous trek. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, the arduousness of this process, and the attempts to block it, should not be forgotten.
  • He laughs as he recalls a particularly arduous day on location, trying to take some gear off a make-up girl for a long trudge up a hillside for the next scene, and being told off for it.
  • This is a long and arduous task, one that the authorities admit has had only very limited success to date.
  • He finds writing and directing arduous and resents financiers for what he sees as their wilful ignorance. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the film "Becoming Chaz," a documentary about Chaz Bono's female-to-male FTM gender reassignment that aired in May on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, the arduous trek of coming out as transgender was captured. Irene Monroe: Chaz Comes Out Dancing
  • His skill at producing a sparkling lecture after a long and arduous journey was much admired. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is tough on Maloney that the arduous assignment of a UEFA Cup tie at home to VfB Stuttgart is being billed as if it were the equivalent of finishing school for the player.
  • I had to make my bed, help with dishes and clean the knives with pink emery powder - quite an arduous job in the days before stainless steel knives.
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