exhausting tiring wearing wearying
effortful effortful adj. 1. requiring great physical effort. Opposite of {effortless}. [Narrower terms: {arduous, backbreaking, back-breaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious, punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome}; {exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearying}] Also See: {difficult}, {hard}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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