industrious, as a person.
done with or involving much labor.
- op·er·ose·ly, adverb
- op·er·ose·ness, noun
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How to use operose in a sentence
The common Scotch saying, on the sight of anything operose and finical, “he must have had little to do that made that!”Familiar Studies of Men and Books | Robert Louis Stevenson
But it is a most awkward, operose, and defective piece of machinery, quite unworthy of being presented to my readers.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
On the above-described operose and preposterous process, it is needless to make any remarks.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
operose assequuntur qu volunt, anxii tenent qu assecuti sunt; the word consequuntur would be too weak.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes | Ludwig Dderlein
An operose and expensive establishment of a Supreme Court was made, and charged upon the revenues of the country.
British Dictionary definitions for operose
- operosely, adverb
- operoseness, noun
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