[ toil-fuhl ]
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  1. characterized by or involving toil; laborious; toilsome.

Origin of toilful

First recorded in 1590–1600; toil1 + -ful

Other words from toilful

  • toil·ful·ly, adverb

Words Nearby toilful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use toilful in a sentence

  • But the rough hands clearly showed that the slumberer had led a hard and toilful life.

    The Forest Farm | Peter Rosegger
  • And yet it all depends on the toilful conquest of a subtle and intricate art.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions | Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • To travel a couple of months is a sufficient reward for a thousand toilful days.

    Among the Forces | Henry White Warren
  • Thus doth benignant Heaven lighten the heavy pressure of toilful industry!

  • These were our farewells to each other in this world, a fitting finish to the tragedies of our toilful and thankless lives.

    The Trail of the Tramp | A-No. 1 (AKA Leon Ray Livingston)