gruelingly

grueling

[groo-uh-ling, groo-ling]
adjective
1.
exhausting; very tiring; arduously severe: the grueling Boston marathon.
noun
2.
any trying or exhausting procedure or experience.
Also, especially British, gruelling.


Origin:
1850–55; slang gruel punishment (noun), punish (v.) + -ing2, -ing1

gruelingly, adverb
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grueling

adjective
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "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" 
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