Backbreaking - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbækˌbreɪkɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word backbreaking
Brit.  |ˈbækˌbreɪkɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word backbreaking

adjective

- characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort (syn: arduous, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome)

Examples

...modern machinery has significantly eased the backbreaking work of farming...

They endured hours of backbreaking work in miserable conditions.

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