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

 toil·some /-səm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Toil·some a. Attended with toil, or fatigue and pain; laborious; wearisome; as, toilsome work.
    What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks?   --Milton.
 -- Toil*some*ly, adv. -- Toil*some*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion;
            especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way
            up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard
            labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many
            laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"
            [syn: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling,
             hard, heavy, laborious, punishing]