arduous task

arduous task
трудная задача

English-Russian dictionary of technical terms. 2014.

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  • Arduous — Ar du*ous (?; 135), a. [L. arduus steep, high; akin to Ir. ard high, height.] 1. Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb. [1913 Webster] Those arduous paths they trod. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Attended with great labor, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arduous — ar|du|ous [ˈa:djuəs US ˈa:rdʒuəs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: arduus high, steep, difficult ] involving a lot of strength and effort arduous task/work ▪ the arduous task of loading all the boxes into the van arduous journey/voyage ▪ an …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arduous — ar|du|ous [ ardjuəs ] adjective extremely difficult and involving a lot of effort: an arduous task The journey was long and arduous. ╾ ar|du|ous|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • arduous — UK [ˈɑː(r)djuəs] / US [ˈɑrdjuəs] adjective extremely difficult and involving a lot of effort an arduous task The journey was long and arduous. Derived word: arduously adverb …   English dictionary

  • arduous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. onerous, wearisome. See difficulty, weariness. Ant., easy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. difficult, severe, strenuous, laborious; see difficult 1 . See Synonym Study at difficult . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • task — [task, täsk] n. [ME taske < NormFr tasque (OFr tasche) < ML tasca, for taxa, a tax < L taxare, to rate, value, TAX] 1. a piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person 2. any piece of work 3. an undertaking involving labor or… …   English World dictionary

  • task — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ awesome, challenging, daunting, enormous, formidable, great, Herculean, huge, mammoth (esp. BrE), massive …   Collocations dictionary

  • arduous — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)ʤuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is arduous is difficult and tiring, and involves a lot of effort. ...a long, hot and arduous journey... The task was more arduous than he had calculated …   English dictionary

  • task — taskless, adj. /task, tahsk/, n. 1. a definite piece of work assigned to, falling to, or expected of a person; duty. 2. any piece of work. 3. a matter of considerable labor or difficulty. 4. Obs. a tax or impost. 5. take to task, to call to… …   Universalium

  • task — I UK [tɑːsk] / US [tæsk] noun [countable] Word forms task : singular task plural tasks *** something that you have to do, often something that is difficult or unpleasant My first real task was to prepare for the meeting. routine/daily tasks… …   English dictionary

  • task — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. work, stint, job, labor; lesson, assignment, charge, duty, chore; drudgery, burden. v. t. strain, tax, overburden, overwork; impose, assign, charge. See exertion, commission, command, business. II… …   English dictionary for students


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