Operose meaning

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Involving great labor; laborious.
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Industrious; diligent.
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Laborious, often, tediously so.
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Very busy; industrious.
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Wrought with, requiring, or evidencing a lot of labor; hence, tedious; wearisome.
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Describing a person who is busy, industrious, or painstaking.
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Origin of operose

  • Latin operōsus from opus oper- work op- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin operōsus.

    From Wiktionary