View definitions for toilsome
But the way was toilsome, the heat intense, and the water scarce—more so than it had been on the outward journey.
The Esperanza got up to her consorts, and then the usual toilsome monotony of the fisherman's life began.
This made the march long and toilsome, though we never had a chance to fire a shot.
With their assistance, Cæsar was enabled to advance, by slow and toilsome steps, into the bosom of the hills.
As a general rule, no effort is made to march troops through these hills, for it is at once toilsome, useless and dangerous.
On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to toilsome, such as: arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, demanding, difficult, and exhausting.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.