Definition of Backbreaking

1. Adjective. Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort. "Set a punishing pace"




Definition of Backbreaking

1. Adjective. (figuratively) Of work, very physically tiring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backbreaking

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backbreaking

backblocks
backboard
backboard splint
backboards
backbond
backbonding ligand
backbonds
backbone
backboned
backboneless
backbones
backbox
backboxes
backbreaker
backbreakers
backbreaking (current term)
backbreakingly
backburn
backburned
backburner
backburners
backburning
backburns
backcard
backcards
backcare
backcast
backcasted
backcasting
backcasts

Literary usage of Backbreaking

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"The new housekeeping means scientific dignified effort instead of traditional backbreaking drudgery; the new housekeeping means leisure time for training ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"Slow, backbreaking work it was clearing the land of trees, brush, stumps and Indians, but a small plat would furnish with little effort more than enough for ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"... but especially organized and disciplined work,—disagreeable, dirty, heartbreaking, backbreaking, nerve-racking work, but always work. ..."

4. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"... weary forced marches over the jagged trails of the Maritime Alps carrying backbreaking loads, pursuing the enemy that was responsible for those still, ..."

5. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1908)
"Half-naked coolies stream with perspiration as they stagger under backbreaking burdens, or swing gracefully along under a lighter load. ..."

6. A Son of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland (1917)
"There was a kind of splendid rivalry in this backbreaking toil—for each sack weighed ninety pounds. We got tired of wallowing in the straw at last, ..."

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