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Backbreaking synonyms
băk'brā'kĭng
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Using much energy; strenuous
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  1. Using much energy; strenuous
  2. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.
  3. Difficult to do; laborious; onerous
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  1. Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding
  2. Weighing much or hard to carry; heavy.
  3. Hard to bear; heavy; oppressive
Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
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  1. Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
  2. Requiring much effort or attention:
  3. Making difficult or irksome demands on a person's resources, patience, energy, etc.
Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
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  1. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
  2. Hard to satisfy, persuade, please, etc.
  3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
Requiring or showing effort.
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Requiring precise accuracy
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  1. Requiring precise accuracy
  2. Demanding great care, patience, effort, etc.; arduous
  3. Making excessive demands; hard to satisfy.
Calling for immediate action or attention; urgent; critical
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  1. Calling for immediate action or attention; urgent; critical
  2. Having or making urgent demands; demanding:
  3. Requiring immediate action; pressing:
Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
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  1. Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
  2. Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
  3. Hard to handle or overcome
Harsh or severe in effect or intention:
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  1. Harsh or severe in effect or intention:
  2. Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering:
  3. Marked by stubborn refusal to compromise or yield; uncompromising:
Hard to do or manage; difficult
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  1. Hard to do or manage; difficult
  2. Hard to do or accomplish; arduous:
  3. Hard to digest
Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
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  1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
  2. Involving or calling for much hard work; difficult
  3. Mentally difficult; painstaking
Burdensome; laborious
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  1. Burdensome; laborious
  2. Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome.
  3. (Law) Involving a legal obligation that equals or exceeds the benefits
Hard to put up with; causing great discomfort or fatigue
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  1. Hard to put up with; causing great discomfort or fatigue
  2. Burdensome or difficult to bear.
  3. Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits:
Characterized by or adhering to strict standards or methods; exacting and thorough:
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  1. Characterized by or adhering to strict standards or methods; exacting and thorough:
  2. Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact
  3. Harsh, severe, or demanding:
Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
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  1. Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
  2. Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
  3. Difficult to travel over or through:
Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
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  1. Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
  2. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
  3. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
Burdensome; wearing:
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  1. Burdensome; wearing:
  2. With respect to an experience: exhausting; draining.
Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
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  1. Difficult to endure; severe; harsh:
  2. Hard to cut or chew:
  3. Very difficult; toilsome
  1. Irritating, stressful or bothersome.
  2. That tries one's patience; annoying; exasperating; irksome
  3. Difficult to endure; arduous.
Of great consequence; serious or momentous:
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  1. Of great consequence; serious or momentous:
  2. Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
  3. Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
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