Synonyms of arduous in English:


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1‘she was now faced with an arduous journey into a remote country’

onerous, taxing, difficult, hard, heavy, laborious, burdensome, strenuous, vigorous, back-breaking, stiff, uphill, relentless, Herculean
demanding, trying, tough, challenging, formidable, exacting
exhausting, wearying, fatiguing, tiring, punishing, gruelling, grinding
intolerable, unbearable, murderous, harrowing
informal killing, no picnic
British informal knackering
archaic toilsome
rare exigent

easy, effortless