(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. dull, wearisome, boring; annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating. See weariness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. troublesome, bothersome, irritating, tiring; see difficult 1 , 2 , severe 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
stressful, taxing, exasperating, draining, irritating, annoying, irksome, tiresome, wearisome, burdensome, hard, troublesome, aggravating.
ANT.: pleasurable, easy, relaxing
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength: arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, demanding, difficult, effortful, exacting, exigent, formidable, hard, heavy, laborious, onerous, oppressive, rigorous, rough, severe, taxing, tough, weighty. See HEAVY.

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