Laborious

La*bo"ri*ous

(?), a. [L. laboriosus, fr. labor labor: cf. F. laborieux.] 1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.
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2. Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.
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-- La*bo"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- La*bo"ri*ous*ness, n.
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