effortful

Definitions of effortful
  1. adjective
    requiring great physical effort
    Synonyms:
    difficult, hard
    not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    dragging
    marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
    exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearying
    producing exhaustion
    heavy, labored, laboured
    requiring or showing effort
    labor-intensive, labour-intensive
    requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
    leaden, plodding
    (of movement) slow and laborious
    Sisyphean
    both extremely effortful and futile
    arduous, straining, strenuous
    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
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    Antonyms:
    effortless
    requiring or apparently requiring no effort
    easy
    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    facile
    performing adroitly and without effort
    unforced, unstrained
    not resulting from undue effort; not forced
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