It’s Good Friday, and here’s a word fitting for Holy Week before Easter:
Excruciating (ex-cru-ci-at-ing) [ik-skroo-shee-ey-ting]
1.extremely painful; causing intense suffering; unbearably distressing; torturing: an excruciating noise; excruciating pain.
2.exceedingly elaborate or intense; extreme: done with excruciating care.
1560; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of excruciāre to torment, torture,
cruciāre: to torment, crucify (derivative of crux cross)
Used in a sentence:
Revising my RL paper is excruciating work. I don’t know why it’s nowhere near as fun as writing a fic!