arduousness

[ ahr-joo-uhs or, esp. British, ahr-dyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF arduousness
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They vary in arduousness: all would be marked "heavy work" in a job specification.

They know the arduousness of life, which is a lesson we must all learn sooner or later.

No one has rightly entered on the office without being deeply impressed by its greatness, arduousness, and responsibility.

They scarcely shrink from any business on account of its magnitude, its arduousness, or its hazard.

Though not comparing with the arduousness of field service, our duties were by no means slight.

The task of the Charming Lass was delightful in its simplicity, but fearful in its arduousness.

This is done by making the hours of labor in different trades to differ according to their arduousness.

I am no Mr. Stanley; and the length, the difficulties, the arduousness of the labour appalled me.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "hard to accomplish, difficult to do," from Latin arduus "high, steep," also figuratively, "difficult," from PIE root *eredh- "to grow, high" (see ortho-). Literal sense of "high, steep, difficult to climb," attested in English from 1709.

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