• IPA: /ləˈbɔːɹiəs/


  1. Requiring much physical effort; toilsome.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 1, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      Let us face it, our lives are miserable, laborious, and short.
  2. Mentally difficult; painstaking.
  3. Industrious.
    • All with united force combine to drive / The lazy drones from the laborious hive.
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  • Russian: кропотли́вый

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