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Synonyms for arduous

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Synonyms for arduous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

taxing to the utmost

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difficult to accomplish

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Curtains of grass and bamboo covered the windows, and, most arduous task of all, with his meager assortment of tools he had fashioned lumber to neatly seal the walls and ceiling and lay a smooth floor within the cabin.
Not less arduous must have been the task of marking the proper line of partition between the authority of the general and that of the State governments.
There was no trail, but the way was less arduous than the ascent of the opposite face of the mountain had been.
He felt the necessity, also, of having a greater number of hunters, not merely to keep up a supply of provisions throughout their long and arduous expedition, but also as a protection and defense, in case of Indian hostilities.
The rest of us must be contented with a fair, but a less arduous, goal.
The idea of being made a fool of and of having thrown away that whole month of arduous melancholy service to Julie, and of seeing all the revenue from the Penza estates which he had already mentally apportioned and put to proper use fall into the hands of another, and especially into the hands of that idiot Anatole, pained Boris.
Thus, not only have I the father's spirit in the son to contend against, the germs of his evil tendencies to search out and eradicate, and his corrupting intercourse and example in after-life to counteract, but already he counteracts my arduous labour for the child's advantage, destroys my influence over his tender mind, and robs me of his very love; I had no earthly hope but this, and he seems to take a diabolical delight in tearing it away.
My task of instruction and surveillance, instead of becoming easier as my charges and I got better accustomed to each other, became more arduous as their characters unfolded.
The task of instruction was as arduous for the body as the mind.
Contract Awarded for Medical qualification determination services to arduous duty wildland firefighters and communications tower climbers to ensure they are medically qualified to serve in an arduous duty position.
If indeed it was Gladstone that he went to hear, his journey would have been even more arduous, as the only two occasions that the GOM addressed the National were at Mold (1873) and Wrexham (1888).
The bands are resident performers at various hotels in Bahrain and include Pitch Block from Cyclone Club, Arduous Hotel; Hip 2 Soul from F1 Club, Metropolitan Hotel; A Fire from Sampagiuta Club, Moon Plaza Hotel; Stretnoyz from Twister Club, Ramada Palace Hotel; and RocknSoul from Hard Rock CafA.
BAMIYAN CITY (PAN): About two hundred children are engaged in arduous physical labor in the Ashpushta coalmining region in the central province of Bamiyan, according to a survey conducted by the provincial human rights office.
The Gunnedah-born model wrote that she "gave birth to him naturally; without any medication and it was a long, arduous and difficult labor.
Insana rises confidently to this challenge in her recent publication, Arduous Tasks.