Arduous

Definition of Arduous

Ar´du`ous
a.1.Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.
Those arduous paths they trod.
- Pope.
2.Attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise.

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