AskDefine | Define operose

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Adjective

operose
  1. Wrought with labor; requiring labor; hence, tedious; wearisome.

Quotations

  • 1759 — Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments, page 182
    Power and riches appear then to be, what they are, enormous and operose machines contrived to produce a few trifling convenencies to the body.

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