effortful

[ ef-ert-fuhl ]
/ ˈɛf ərt fəl /

adjective

marked by effort or exertion; labored.

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Origin of effortful

First recorded in 1895–1900; effort + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM effortful

ef·fort·ful·ly, adverb
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