Definitions

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

  • adjective Chiefly Brit. characterized by toilsome effort; same as laborious; -- British spelling.

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  • adjective Common misspelling of laborious.

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Examples

  • The router was immediately recognized so it was simply a case of entering the WPA encryption key (a labourious task since in my security conscious mode I had chosen a random 63 alphanumberic string … now, where did I keep that scrap of paper with it on ..) and it was off.

    Trying out Windows 7 Release Candidate – Part 1

  • The most labourious task of my day will be reheating the Thai leftovers for lunch.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The router was immediately recognized so it was simply a case of entering the WPA encryption key (a labourious task since in my security conscious mode I had chosen a random 63 alphanumberic string … now, where did I keep that scrap of paper with it on ..) and it was off.

    2009 May « By Tor's Words Of Wisdom

  • The most labourious task of my day will be reheating the Thai leftovers for lunch.

    Day-Without-Kids Day

  • However, Nathan Sutter, a geneticist specialising in dogs at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, says “transgenesis is labourious, expensive and slow”.

    World’s First Transgenic Dog Is A Fluorescent Puppy | Impact Lab

  • This work, labourious as it may appear, has been to me a labour of love, an unfailing source of solace and satisfaction.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I am from a jewish middle eastern family and the way we candy grapefruit peels makes them one of the most labourious recipes i have ever heard of!

    candied grapefruit peels | smitten kitchen

  • In fact, I think the process is too transparent and labourious, resulting in things not being purchased until decades after they are needed.

    very expensive toys

  • There is some want of the higher Platonic art in the Eleatic Stranger eliciting his true character by a labourious process of enquiry, when he had already admitted that he knew quite well the difference between the Sophist and the Philosopher, and had often heard the question discussed; — such an anticipation would hardly have occurred in the earlier dialogues.

    The Sophist

  • "The signing today of the pact constitutes a crowning of a labourious negotiation process that opens for people the prospects of democracy, good governance and economic development," DRC

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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