HyperDic: effortful

English > 1 sense of the word effortful:
ADJECTIVEalleffortfulrequiring great physical effort
English > effortful: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningrequiring great physical effort.
NarrowerSisypheanboth extremely effortful and futile
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomeCharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
arduous, straining, strenuoustaxing to the utmost
draggingmarked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearyingproducing exhaustion
heavy, labored, labouredrequiring or showing effort
labor-intensive, labour-intensiverequiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
leaden, plodding(of movement) slow and laborious
See alsodifficult, hardnot easy
Oppositeeffortlessrequiring or apparently requiring no effort
Nounseffortfulnessthe quality of requiring deliberate effort

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