- industrious, as a person.
- done with or involving much labor.
Origin of operose
Examples from the Web for operose
Historical Examples of operose
Everything connected with the processes of husbandry is slow and operose.
But it is a most awkward, operose, and defective piece of machinery, quite unworthy of being presented to my readers.
Operose assequuntur qu volunt, anxii tenent qu assecuti sunt; the word consequuntur would be too weak.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes
An operose and expensive establishment of a Supreme Court was made, and charged upon the revenues of the country.
In the large manufactories of this country, the ignition of the above mixture in pots is laid aside, as too operose and expensive.
- industrious; busy
Word Origin for operose
"involving much labor," 1670s, from Latin operosus "taking great pains, laborious, active, industrious," from opus (genitive operis) "work" (see opus). Related: Operosity.