What is another word for laborious?

Pronunciation: [lɐbˈɔːɹɪəs] (IPA)

Laborious is a word that describes something that requires a lot of effort or is difficult to do. There are many synonyms for this word that can help convey different shades of meaning. Some synonyms for laborious include arduous, burdensome, exhausting, tedious, wearisome, and toilsome. These words all suggest that the task at hand is challenging in some way, whether it's physically demanding or mentally draining. Other synonyms for laborious include cumbersome, unwieldy, and awkward, which all suggest that the task is difficult or inconvenient to perform. Regardless of which synonym you choose, they all suggest that the task at hand will take effort to complete.

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What are the opposite words for laborious?

Laborious is an adjective that describes an activity or task as requiring a lot of effort and time. Antonyms or opposite words for laborious include facile, effortless, easy, unchallenging, straightforward, and uncomplicated. Facile means effortless, simple, or simplistic. Effortless is easy, not requiring much effort, while easy is simple, not difficult or complicated. Unchallenging means not demanding or requiring much attention or effort. Straightforward implies simplicity or directness, while uncomplicated means not complex or difficult to understand. By using these antonyms, speakers can describe tasks or activities that are less demanding or require less effort than laborious tasks.

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Usage examples for Laborious

Kent gathered up the reins and went his way, leaving Polycarp just in the act of drawing his "plug" from his pocket, by his usual laborious method, in mental preparation for another half hour of talk.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
Polycarp proceeded, in his usual laborious manner, to draw his tobacco from his pocket, and pry off a corner.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
They had a pack-horse with them, for now and then one of the men made a laborious journey to the settlement for provisions, and in places a fallen tree had been chopped through or a thicket partly hewn away.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Laborious

  • To be a good actor... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished.
    Sarah Bernhardt
  • That's why modern corporate movie making has become so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.
    Dana Carvey
  • To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
    Winston Churchill
  • Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
  • My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one.
    Ezra Cornell

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