Etymology
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toilsome (adj.)

1580s, from toil (v.) + -some (1). An earlier word was toilous (early 15c.). The opposite, toilless (c. 1600) is much less common.

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Definitions of toilsome

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

Dictionary entries near toilsome

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