Related formsef·fort·ful·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for effortful
Dyer on a bad day is still more profound, and more polished, than most writers at their effortful best.
The techniques that Foer describes are as effortful as they are old.
But barely had she entered the tinted atmosphere when her movements became awkward and convulsive, effortful and excited.The Red Dust|Murray Leinster
The personality seemed very intense, and spoke in effortful whispers.The Unpopular Review Vol. I|Various
With all studies in general, history shares in training perceptive, associative, and effortful activities.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
"It's rather less than your customary one, I'm afraid," said the Tyro, with an effortful smile.Little Miss Grouch|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Doctor Hoff blinked more rapidly and moistened his lips with an effortful tongue.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams