quasi-laborious

laborious

[luh-bawr-ee-uhs, -bohr-]
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; labored: a strained, laborious plot.
4.
given to or diligent in work: a careful, laborious craftsman.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin labōriōsus. See labor, -ious

laboriously, adverb
laboriousness, noun
quasi-laborious, adjective
quasi-laboriously, adverb
superlaborious, adjective
superlaboriously, adverb
superlaboriousness, noun
unlaborious, adjective
unlaboriously, adverb
unlaboriousness, noun


1. toilsome, arduous, onerous, burdensome, difficult, hard, tiresome, wearisome, fatiguing. 4. hardworking, industrious, assiduous, sedulous, painstaking.
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laborious (ləˈbɔːrɪəs)
 
adj
1.  involving great exertion or long effort
2.  given to working hard
3.  (of literary style, etc) not fluent
 
la'boriously
 
adv
 
la'boriousness
 
n

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laborious
late 14c., "hard-working," from O.Fr. laborieux (12c.), from L. laboriosus "toilsome, wearisome, troublesome," from labor. Meaning "costing much labor" is from 1550s. Related: Laboriously.
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