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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 La·bo·ri·ous a.
 1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.
 Dost thou love watchings, abstinence, or toil,
 Laborious virtues all?  Learn these from Cato.   --Addison.
 2. Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.
 -- La*bo*ri*ous*ly, adv. -- La*bo*ri*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in a laborious manner; "their lives were spent in committee
            making decisions for others to execute on the basis of
            data laboriously gathered for them"