Etymology
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operose (adj.)

"laborious, tedious, involving much labor," 1670s, from Latin operosus "taking great pains, laborious, active, industrious," from opus (genitive operis) "work" (from PIE root *op- "to work, produce in abundance"). Related: Operosely; operoseness; operosity (1620s).

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Definitions of operose

operose (adj.)
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort;
Synonyms: arduous / backbreaking / grueling / gruelling / hard / heavy / laborious / punishing / toilsome
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