Synonyms of effortful


1. effortful (vs. effortless), arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome, dragging, exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearying, heavy, labored, laboured, labor-intensive, labour-intensive, leaden, plodding, Sisyphean, arduous, straining, strenuous, difficult#1, hard

usage: requiring great physical effort

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