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.
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]