Laborious

Definition of Laborious

La`bo´ri`ous
a.1.Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.
Dost thou love watchings, abstinence, or toil,
Laborious virtues all? Learn these from Cato.
- Addison.
2.Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.

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