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Definition 1: requiring great physical effort - [adjective denoting all]

(effortful is similar to ...) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

"worked their arduous way up the mining valley" "a grueling campaign" "hard labor" "heavy work" "heavy going" "spent many laborious hours on the project" "set a punishing pace"

(effortful is similar to ...) marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner

"it was a strange dragging approach" "years of dragging war"

(effortful is similar to ...) producing exhaustion

"an exhausting march" "the visit was especially wearing"

(effortful is similar to ...) requiring or showing effort

"heavy breathing" "the subject made for labored reading"

(effortful is similar to ...) requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital

"cottage industries are labor intensive"

(effortful is similar to ...) (of movement) slow and laborious

"leaden steps"

(effortful is similar to ...) both extremely effortful and futile

(effortful is similar to ...) taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

"his final, straining burst of speed" "a strenuous task" "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"

(means also ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

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