Definition of Effortful

1. Adjective. Requiring great physical effort.




Definition of Effortful

1. Adjective. Requiring or showing effort. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Effortful

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Effortful

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efform
efformation
efformed
efforming
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effort
effort-induced thrombosis
effort distance
effort syndrome
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effortful (current term)
effortfully
effortfulness
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effossion
effraction
effractions
effraide
effranchise
effranchised

Literary usage of Effortful

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1. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"With reference to effort, then, we may speak of three stages of practice: the initial, exploratory stage, the awkward and effortful stage, and the skilled ..."

2. Our Social Heritage by Graham Wallas (1921)
"All languages have pairs of words like "see" and "look," or "hear" and "listen," by which we can distinguish between the effortless and effortful use of ..."

3. Critical Perspectives On Racial And Ethnic Differences In Health In Late Life by Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, Barney Cohen (2004)
"However, for African-American men with limited resources, the benefits of effortful coping (ie, economic survival) appear to be tempered by increased health ..."

4. Educational Psychology: Briefer Course by Edward Lee Thorndike (1914)
"[Ruediger, '10, p. n6] "Now no small part of the discipline which comes from the effortful use of attention in any direction or on any topic is to be found ..."

5. Ethics: Descriptive and Explanatory by Sidney Edward Mezes (1900)
"5 Professor Baldwin holds that the child's first voluntary actions take the form of persistent imitations, and, since persistent imitations are effortful, ..."

6. Our Heredity from God: Consisting of Lectures on Evolution by Edward Payson Powell (1887)
"The animal kingdom moved off aggressive, progressive, effortful, and conscious. The vegetable kingdom was for a while of the same sort, effortful, ..."

7. Understanding the Brain: Towards a New Learning Science by OECD Staff (2002)
"effortful control can be assessed by synthesising answers from parents to questions about their child's tendency to concentrate on activity (focused ..."

8. The Meaning of God in Human Experience: A Philosophic Study of Religion by William Ernest Hocking (1912)
"The contrast between mystic experience and ' life' is at the same time a contrast between effortless attention and effortful attention. ..."

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