arduous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “arduous” in the English Dictionary

"arduous" in British English

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arduousadjective

uk   /ˈɑː.dju.əs/  us   /ˈɑːr.dʒu-/
difficult, ​needing a lot of ​effort and ​energy: an arduous ​climb/​task/​journey
arduously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
arduousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of arduous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arduous" in American English

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arduousadjective

 us   /ˈɑr·dʒu·əs/
difficult and ​tiring, or ​needing a ​greatdeal of ​effort: In those ​days, a ​trip to the ​West was an arduous ​journey.
(Definition of arduous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “arduous”
in Korean 힘이 드는…
in Arabic شاقّ…
in Malaysian sukar…
in French ardu…
in Russian трудный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 艱難的,艱巨的, 費力的…
in Italian arduo…
in Turkish güç, çetin, çok çaba gerektiren…
in Polish żmudny…
in Spanish arduo…
in Vietnamese khó khăn…
in Portuguese árduo, laborioso, penoso…
in Thai ยากลำบาก…
in German mühselig…
in Catalan ardu…
in Japanese 困難な, 骨の折れる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 艰难的,艰巨的, 费力的…
in Indonesian sulit, sukar…
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