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la•bo•ri•ous



Pronunciation: (lu-bôr'ē-us, -bōr'-), [key]
adj.
1. requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance: a laborious undertaking.
2. characterized by or requiring extreme care and much attention to detail: laborious research.
3. characterized by or exhibiting excessive effort, dullness, and lack of spontaneity; labored: a strained, laborious plot.
4. given to or diligent in work: a careful, laborious craftsman.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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