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synonyms for grueling

  • arduous
  • backbreaking
  • brutal
  • demanding
  • excruciating
  • exhausting
  • fierce
  • laborious
  • punishing
  • strenuous
  • tiring
  • torturous
  • trying
  • chastening
  • crushing
  • fatiguing
  • grinding
  • hairy
  • hard
  • harsh
  • heavy
  • racking
  • severe
  • stiff
See also synonyms for: gruelingly

antonyms for grueling

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  • easy
  • effortless
  • facile
  • gentle
  • kind
  • trivial
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How to use grueling in a sentence

His summer training camps were both grueling and meticulous.
MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER, ONE OF THE NFL’S WINNINGEST COACHES, DIES AT 77MATT SCHUDELFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She applied to 28 schools and invested thousands of dollars into the process, which she described as “one of the most grueling periods” of her life.
THE PANDEMIC’S LASTING EFFECTS ON YOUNG MEDICAL WORKERSTERRY NGUYENFEBRUARY 1, 2021VOX
The ten-kilometer skate climb in Val di Fiemme, Italy, is one of the most grueling courses on cross-country skiing’s World Cup circuit.
JESSIE DIGGINS WINS THE TOUR DE FRANCE OF SKIINGARIELLA GINTZLERJANUARY 13, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
After a grueling two-week stretch with games every three or four days — including four opponents currently ranked in the top 15 — the Terps finally had a five-day layoff before Saturday’s game against Nebraska.
MARYLAND’S GAME VS. NEBRASKA POSTPONED AFTER CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CORNHUSKERS’ PROGRAMEMILY GIAMBALVOJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The first half-hour or so of Pieces of a Woman—directed by Kornél Mundruczó and starring Vanessa Kirby as a woman whose child dies just minutes after birth, and now streaming on Netflix—is so emotionally grueling that it’s almost unbearable.
PIECES OF A WOMAN FEATURES A SUPERB PERFORMANCE FROM VANESSA KIRBY, IF YOU CAN BEAR TO WATCH ITSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 8, 2021TIME
Also taking a brutal toll on the former vice president is the fact that he must repeatedly, day after day, deal with the grueling physical strain of not telling reporters what he thinks about packing the Supreme Court.
DAVE BARRY’S YEAR IN REVIEW 2020DAVE BARRYDECEMBER 27, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Some employees have complained that work at the company can be grueling and enforced with an impersonal management style.
WHAT ONE OF AMAZON’S BIGGEST CRITICS THINKS THE FUTURE OF THE RETAIL INDUSTRY MEANS FOR WORKERSSHIRIN GHAFFARYDECEMBER 3, 2020VOX
Vox has covered its grueling effects on the retail workers who make it happen.
GIVING TUESDAY, EXPLAINEDKELSEY PIPERNOVEMBER 30, 2020VOX
All four candidates must now reboot their campaigns for the new race, without any letup after a grueling stretch through most of the year.
CONTROL OF THE SENATE HEADS INTO OVERTIME AS GEORGIA BRACES FOR RUNOFF ELECTIONSPAUL KANENOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The discipline of Broadway’s grueling schedule locked the singer into focus.
BRANDY ISN’T JUST BACK. SHE MATTERS.HELENA ANDREWS-DYEROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO GRUELING

  • backbreaking
  • burdensome
  • exhausting
  • fatiguing
  • formidable
  • grueling
  • harsh
  • heavy
  • labored
  • laborious
  • murder
  • no picnic
  • onerous
  • painful
  • punishing
  • rigorous
  • rough
  • severe
  • strenuous
  • taxing
  • tiring
  • toilsome
  • tough
  • troublesome
  • trying
  • uphill
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