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effortful

adjective ef·fort·ful \-fərt-fəl\

Definition of EFFORTFUL

:  showing or requiring effort
ef·fort·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
ef·fort·ful·ness \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of EFFORTFUL

  1. <the book's abstruse subject matter and dense prose make for effortful reading>

First Known Use of EFFORTFUL

circa 1895

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