Definition of backbreaking
: extremely arduous, exhausting, or demoralizing <<b>backbreaking labor><<b>backbreaking rents>
Example sentences containing 'backbreaking'
The Guardians provided seeds, but still, it was backbreaking work! Tepper, Sheri S. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS
It was a plainly backbreaking labor, even if they made no sound of complaint, and Joe went to lend a hand. Clive Barker EVERVILLE
It was backbreaking labor and he wondered if there were enough trees out there to keep the fires going this winter. S. M. Stirling T2®: THE FUTURE WAR
Demanding great exertion; arduous and exhausting.
backbreaking - definition and synonyms
Cleaning all the floors was backbreaking work.
backbreaking adjective uk /ˈbækˌbreɪ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈbækˌbreɪ.kɪŋ/
needing a lot of hard, physical effort and making you feel extremely tired:
Digging the vegetable garden was backbreaking work.
"It's tiring to stand in queues for six to eight hours for somebody else, but then its better than doing backbreaking construction work," he says.
It is a society turned upside down, a place where educated people abandon once-comfortable jobs in the city for dangerous, backbreaking work in muddy pits, desperate to make ends meet.