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operose

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒpərəʊs
 
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Definition of operose in English:

adjective

rare
Involving or displaying much industry or effort.
Example sentences
  • As he was there, he added, ‘I'll have you know that this is needlessly operose and immoderately vexatious.’

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin operosus, from opus 'work'.

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