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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Toilsome \Toil"some\ (toil"s[u^]m), a.
Attended with toil, or fatigue and pain; laborious;
wearisome; as, toilsome work.
What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks? --Milton.
[1913 Webster] -- Toil"some*ly, adv. -- Toil"some*ness,
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion;
especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up
the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor";
"heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours
on the project"; "set a punishing pace" [syn: arduous,
backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy,
laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "toilsome":
Herculean, abstruse, arduous, backbreaking, brutal, burdensome,
complex, critical, crushing, delicate, demanding, difficile,
difficult, draining, effortful, enervating, exacting, exhausting,
fatiguesome, fatiguing, forced, formidable, grueling, hairy, hard,
hard-earned, hard-fought, heavy, hefty, intricate, jawbreaking,
killing, knotted, knotty, labored, laborious, mean, no picnic,
not easy, onerous, operose, oppressive, painful, punishing,
rigorous, rough, rugged, set with thorns, severe, spiny, steep,
strained, straining, strenuous, stressful, thorny, ticklish,
tiresome, tiring, tough, tricky, troublesome, trying, uphill,
weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wicked
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