grueling

[groo-uh-ling, groo-ling]

adjective

exhausting; very tiring; arduously severe: the grueling Boston marathon.

noun

any trying or exhausting procedure or experience.

Nearby words

  1. grudging,
  2. grudgingly,
  3. grudziadz,
  4. grue,
  5. gruel,
  6. gruelling,
  7. gruenberg,
  8. gruenberg, louis,
  9. gruesome,
  10. gruesomely

Also especially British, gru·el·ling.

Origin of grueling

1850–55; slang gruel punishment (noun), punish (v.) + -ing2, -ing1

Related formsgru·el·ing·ly, adverb

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