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laborious

Pronunciation: /ləˈbɔːriəs/

Translation of laborious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [task/process] laborioso; [style/prose] farragoso, poco fluido in laborious detail con excesivo detalle
    Example sentences
    • Progress was slow and laborious, and his efforts yielded a quarter of the supplies he had lost.
    • We are in danger of forgetting that democracy is a slow, laborious, messy matter.
    • However, it makes the process of buying and selling slow and laborious and these accounts are in the minority.
    Example sentences
    • His writing was laborious, as he often confessed, hers brisk and often effortless.
    • The Watcher In The Woods is guilty of being slow and laborious.
    • It has some glimmers of interest, and some diverting visuals, but really nothing makes up for the laborious pace and risibly bad writing.

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