effortful

[ ef-ert-fuh l ]
/ ˈɛf ərt fəl /

adjective

marked by effort or exertion; labored.

Nearby words

  1. effluvium,
  2. efflux,
  3. effort,
  4. effort bargain,
  5. effort syndrome,
  6. effortless,
  7. effraction,
  8. effrontery,
  9. effulgence,
  10. effulgent

Origin of effortful

First recorded in 1895–1900; effort + -ful

Related formsef·fort·ful·ly, adverb

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