follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

effortful

[ef-ert-fuh l] /ˈɛf ərt fəl/
adjective
1.
marked by effort or exertion; labored.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; effort + -ful
Related forms
effortfully, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for effortful
  • The second sentence flows smoothly but contains the wonderfully effortful word strainedly.
  • The next thing he does is fling it with effortful nonchalance into the luggage rack.
  • But there was an effortful quality to his singing that seemed a worrisome sign that he might be pushing his voice.

Word of the Day

Slide the arrow to see easier and harder words for effortful
Easy Moderate Difficult

Word Value for effortful

18
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for effortful