Synonyms for effortful

Synonyms for (adjective) effortful

Synonyms: effortful

Definition: requiring great physical effort

Similar words: heavy, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, backbreaking, arduous, toilsome, operose, punishing

Definition: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

Usage: 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


Similar words: dragging

Definition: marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner

Usage: it was a strange dragging approach; years of dragging war


Similar words: wearing, wearying, exhausting, tiring

Definition: producing exhaustion

Usage: an exhausting march; the visit was especially wearing


Similar words: heavy, labored, laboured

Definition: requiring or showing effort

Usage: heavy breathing; the subject made for labored reading


Similar words: labor-intensive, labour-intensive

Definition: requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital

Usage: cottage industries are labor intensive


Similar words: leaden, plodding

Definition: (of movement) slow and laborious

Usage: leaden steps


Similar words: Sisyphean

Definition: both extremely effortful and futile


Similar words: arduous, straining, strenuous

Definition: taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

Usage: his final, straining burst of speed; a strenuous task; your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here- F.D.Roosevelt