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gruelling

adjective uk mainly UK ( US usually grueling)   /ˈɡruː.ə.lɪŋ/ us  
extremely tiring and difficult, and demanding great effort and determination: Junior doctors often have to work a gruelling 100-hour week. He eventually won the match after five gruelling sets.
gruellingly
adverb uk ( US gruelingly)   /-li/ us  
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