Op"er*ose` (?). a. [L. operosus, fr. opera pains, labor, opus, operis, work, labor.]

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

"Operose proceeding." Burke. "A very operose calculation." De Quincey. -- Op"er*ose`ly, adv. -- Op"er*ose`ness, n.

 

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