Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective characterized by toilsome effort; requiring extreme physical or mental effort.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of gruelling.

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  • adjective characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

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Examples

  • Men's tennis players, frustrated by what they describe as a grueling playing calendar and unfairness in the distribution of prize money, are rallying against the sport's governing bodies.

    Roger and Rafa's Rough Patch

  • Both players put in grueling offseason conditioning work to make it happen.

    Jay Cutler exciting fans and taking charge of Bears offense

  • Q: How grueling is the physical aspect of shooting the show?

    The Tail Section » LOST: Season 3 Shooting Begins Date…

  • The series, tentatively titled So You Want to Run a Not-For-Profit Organization, will feature ten aspiring executives competing in grueling physical contests, ingesting unusual food-like items, and answering questions about section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • It's already clear this will be known as the grueling decade, the Hobbesian decade.

    Let's play the Blame Game!

  • It's already clear this will be known as the grueling decade, the Hobbesian decade.

    Archive 2005-09-04

  • It's already clear this will be known as the grueling decade, the Hobbesian decade.

    8/28/05 - 9/4/05

  • Marine One touched down at 1: 40 in the morning at the Crawford Ranch in what can only be called a grueling campaign finale.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2004

  • The Yukon Quest is known as a grueling race with often-harsh weather combined with minimal support and resupply compared to the more-famous Iditarod race.

    The Shad Plank

  • The Yukon Quest is known as a grueling race with often-harsh weather combined with minimal support and resupply compared to the more-famous Iditarod race.

    The Shad Plank

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