backbreaking


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for backbreaking

Synonyms for backbreaking

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

References in periodicals archive ?
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Sep 10 ( ANI ): In the wake of fuel price hike, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Monday urged the Centre to rollback central excise duty and provide urgent relief to the people from the backbreaking burden.
The construction work involved an immense amount of manual labor, and was accomplished through the hiring of imported Chinese laborers, who did immensely difficult, backbreaking work, noting that "Their hard work was also crucial in the construction of 15 tunnels along the railroad's line through the Sierra Nevada mountains."
The Sea Lions got their second wind in the extra period as a backbreaking trey from guard Pruvil Bermudes carried the squad to a 1-0 lead in the series and within striking distance of winning the championship.
Industrial action by the union helped to cut the miners' backbreaking working day from 18 hours to a mere 12 and to break up the system of "Tommy Shops" - where miners' pay was diverted to the colliery owner's shop where they and their families were forced to buy provisions.
It will not be long before they start backbreaking labor, carrying cement bags and sand to construct a wall.
In "Cushy Work, Backbreaking Leisure: Late Soviet Work Ethics Reconsidered," Alexandra Oberlander corrects a misconception in the Western literature that inadvertently supports the Soviet logic of a lackluster work ethic as a moral flaw and the root cause of low productivity.
She said that he could not bring change and serve the masses by telling them lies in the public rallies adding that it required working with unmitigated zeal and commitment like Shahbaz Sharif whose work testified to his performance and backbreaking toil.
Olympic contestants on other hand will face a backbreaking 1,500 meter swim followed by an arduous 40 kilometre bike ride and a 10 kilometres run to complete the track.
Huge crowds turned out as the pair sheared 1,457 Welsh strong wool lambs in tandem after a backbreaking nine hours at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, Ruthin.
He grew up in backbreaking poverty in Jiangsu province and his books set in 1950s and 1960s rural China are drawn from his childhood experiences.
The harsh conditions and backbreaking work prove to be a real shock.
The TaxPayer's Alliance campaign group attacked the renewed pledge as an electoral "bribe" that risked increasing the "backbreaking burden" of public debt faced by future generations.
He dreams of a better life than a crop worker and seeks more than the backbreaking labor segregation has brought to his world--and his dreams lead him from the rural fields of Georgia to become one of the most noted African American artists of modern times.
Yes, washday was a drudge, backbreaking work, Now it's press a button, no one needs to shirk.
Of course, management of this situation is a backbreaking labor," Atambayev added.