effortful
adjective Date: circa 1895 showing or requiring effort • effortfully adverbeffortfulness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effortful — index operose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • effortful — effort ► NOUN 1) a vigorous or determined attempt. 2) strenuous physical or mental exertion. DERIVATIVES effortful adjective. ORIGIN French, from Latin ex out + fortis strong …   English terms dictionary

  • effortful — effortfully, adv. /ef euhrt feuhl/, adj. marked by effort or exertion; labored. [1895 1900; EFFORT + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • effortful — adjective Requiring or showing effort …   Wiktionary

  • effortful — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength: arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, demanding, difficult, exacting, exigent, formidable, hard, heavy, laborious, onerous, oppressive, rigorous,… …   English dictionary for students

  • effortful — adj. requiring effort; showing effort; labored; requiring much physical effort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • effortful — ef·fort·ful …   English syllables

  • effortful — ef•fort•ful [[t]ˈɛf ərt fəl[/t]] adj. marked by effort or exertion; labored • Etymology: 1895–1900 ef′fort•ful•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • effortful — adjective requiring great physical effort • Ant: ↑effortless • Similar to: ↑arduous, ↑backbreaking, ↑grueling, ↑gruelling, ↑hard, ↑heavy, ↑laborio …   Useful english dictionary

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