toilsome

  • 1 Toilsome — Toil some (toil s[u^]m), a. Attended with toil, or fatigue and pain; laborious; wearisome; as, toilsome work. [1913 Webster] What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks? Milton. [1913 Webster] {Toil some*ly}, adv. {Toil some*ness}, n. [1913… …

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  • 2 toilsome — index onerous, operose, oppressive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 toilsome — (adj.) 1580s, from TOIL (Cf. toil) + SOME (Cf. some). An earlier word was toilous (early 15c.). The opposite, toilless (c.1600) is much less common …

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  • 4 toilsome — [adj] laborious arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, demanding, difficult, exhausting, hard, labored, onerous, operose, rough, strenuous, taxing, tiresome, uphill*; concept 538 …

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  • 5 toilsome — [toil′səm] adj. [see SOME1] requiring or involving toil; laborious toilsomely adv. toilsomeness n …

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  • 6 toilsome — adjective Date: 1575 marked by or full of toil or fatigue ; laborious < a toilsome journey > • toilsomely adverb • toilsomeness noun …

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  • 7 toilsome — toilsomely, adv. toilsomeness, n. /toyl seuhm/, adj. characterized by or involving toil; laborious or fatiguing. [1575 85; TOIL1 + SOME1] Syn. wearisome, arduous, strenuous, tiring. * * * …

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  • 8 toilsome — adjective requiring continuous physical effort; laborious …

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  • 9 toilsome — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, abstruse, arduous, backbreaking, brutal, burdensome, complex, critical, crushing, delicate, demanding, difficile, difficult, draining, effortful, enervating, exacting, exhausting, fatiguesome, fatiguing,… …

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  • 10 toilsome — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Difficult] Syn. laborious, strenuous, hard; see difficult 1 . 2. [Dull] Syn. tedious, boring, wearisome; see dull 4 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. laborious, hard, arduous, difficult, backbreaking, strenuous,… …

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  • 11 toilsome — adj. tiring, laborious …

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  • 12 toilsome — adjective archaic or literary involving hard work. Derivatives toilsomely adverb toilsomeness noun …

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  • 13 toilsome — a. Laborious, fatiguing, wearisome, onerous, operose, tedious, hard, difficult, painful, severe …

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  • 14 toilsome — adj laborious, arduous, difficult, Sl. bitchy, hard, tough; herculean, strenuous, rugged; onerous, burdensome, backbreaking, uphill; fatiguing, tiring, wearying, wearisome, wearing, taxing, enervating, draining, exhausting; troublesome, irksome …

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  • 15 toilsome — toil·some …

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  • 16 toilsome — toil•some [[t]ˈtɔɪl səm[/t]] adj. demanding toil; laborious or fatiguing • Etymology: 1575–85 toil′some•ly, adv. toil′some•ness, n …

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  • 17 toilsome — /ˈtɔɪlsəm/ (say toylsuhm) adjective characterised by or involving toil; laborious or fatiguing. {toil1 + some1} –toilsomely, adverb –toilsomeness, noun …

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  • 18 toilsome —   Hana luhi, māluhiluhi, pa u …

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  • 19 toilsome — adj. involving toil; laborious. Derivatives: toilsomely adv. toilsomeness n …

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  • 20 arduous backbreaking back-breaking grueling gruelling hard heavy laborious labourious punishing slavish strenuous toilsome — effortful effortful adj. 1. requiring great physical effort. Opposite of {effortless}. [Narrower terms: {arduous, backbreaking, back breaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious, punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome};… …

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