Synonyms for laborious:
grinding, cantankerous, troublesome, ticklish, finicky, difficult, toilsome, wearying, demanding, oppressive, hard, stiff, harsh, uphill, arduous, onerous, trying, rugged, thorny, wearisome, formidable, tight, strenuous, contrary, wearing, fussy, bothersome, tricky, cumbersome, rough, complicated, knotty, tough, complex, adverse, stressful, burdensome, severe.
hard, difficult (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for laborious:
- This is appalling to a laborious writer, a student or a thinker. - "An Ocean Tramp", William McFee.
- These are the dreams of idle men, who love ludicrous ideas better than our laborious and industrious correction of the heavens. - "The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'", Thomas Orchard.
- These qualities of determination are particularly essential because of the fact that the process of improvement will necessarily be gradual and laborious rather than revolutionary. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.