Steep and lofty in a literal good sense challenging climb up
- taxing to your utmost; testing capabilities of stamina
- described as effort to the point of fatigue; especially hard physical work
- hard to achieve; demanding substantial mental energy and skill
- Steep and lofty, in a literal good sense; challenging climb up.
- Attended with great labor, such as the ascending of acclivities; tough; laborious; because, a difficult employment, task, or enterprise.
<adj>- a significant fuckin pain within the butt.
1530s, "hard to perform, tough to do," from Latin arduus "high, high," in addition figuratively, "difficult," from PIE root *eredh- "to develop, large" (see ortho-). Literal sense of "high, steep, difficult to rise," attested in English from 1709.
(a.) Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; challenging rise.
- (a.) Attended with great work, like the ascending of acclivities; hard; laborious; as, an arduous work, task, or enterprise.
They began the arduous climb, puffing in the high elevation for ten minutes until the trail leveled and opened to their left.