Definition of toilsomeness in US English:



literary, archaic
  • See toilsome

    • ‘They do not weigh the toilsomeness of their work and its benefit by their need for a good life; they instead consider it proof of what they are ‘worth.’’
    • ‘First, then, let me point out some of the significant hints which the gospel records give us of the toilsomeness of Christ's service.’
    • ‘Certainly I acquired deeper respect for the sheer toilsomeness of the effort and for those who do it, day after day.’
    • ‘They become discouraged at the hardness and toilsomeness of the way or at the little impression they are able to make on the world, and grow weary.’
    • ‘Now when after much toilsomeness they had won clear of that foul tract of morass and quagmire, they came upon vast herds of swine grubbing beneath the oaks, and with them savage-looking swineherds scantily clad in skins.’