What are arduous?

  • (adj): Taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance.
    Example: "Your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt
    Synonyms: straining, strenuous
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on arduous:

North Korean Famine - Background - Arduous March Terminology
... The term "Arduous March" became a metaphor for the famine following a state propaganda campaign in 1993 ... The story, referred to as the Arduous March, is described as fighting against thousands of enemies in 20 degrees below zero, braving through a heavy snowfall and starvation, the red flag fluttering in front of the rank ...
Hereditary Peer - Writs of Summons
... Whereas by the advice and assent of Our Council for certain arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us, the state, and defence of Our United Kingdom and the Church, We have ... sentence of the second paragraph changes Whereas by reason of certain arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us the State and defence of Our United ... changes Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us the state and defence of Our United Kingdom and the Church is now met at Our City of Westminster We ...

More definitions of "arduous":

  • (adj): Difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill.
    Example: "The arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

Famous quotes containing the word arduous:

    This monument, so imposing and tasteful, fittingly typifies the grand and symmetrical character of him in whose honor it has been builded. His was “the arduous greatness of things done.” No friendly hands constructed and placed for his ambition a ladder upon which he might climb. His own brave hands framed and nailed the cleats upon which he climbed to the heights of public usefulness and fame.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    Thoroughly to unfold the labyrinths of the human mind is an arduous task.... In order to dive into those recesses and lay them open to the reader in a striking and intelligible manner, ‘tis necessary to assume a certain freedom in writing, not strictly perhaps within the limits prescribed by rules.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)