Definition of effortful:
Synonyms for effortful:
labored, grueling, challenging, labourious, leaden, hard, dragging, punishing, rigorous, wearying, laborious, plodding, murderous, herculean, tough, weighty, contrived, exhausting, Sisyphean, burdensome, heavy, difficult, sweaty, oppressive, straining, strained, labor-intensive, exigent, backbreaking, uphill, rugged, formidable, wearing, true, killer, rough, testing, moiling, hellacious, exacting, tall, onerous, forced, trying, labour-intensive, laboured, taxing, arduous, stiff, pick-and-shovel, Augean, tiring, strenuous, gruelling, severe, toilsome, demanding.
- "Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness", Robert S. Carroll.
But if machinery left mankind to rest upon its oars, if it discouraged further progress and further effortful achievement, it would be a curse: and if the easier and quicker methods of instruction simply bring my children to my own level and then fail to stimulate them to get beyond my level, then they are a curse and not a blessing.- "Craftsmanship in Teaching", William Chandler Bagley.
After all, while our attitude should always be one of interesting our pupils, their attitude should always be one of effortful attention,- of willingness to do the task that we think it best for them to do.- "Craftsmanship in Teaching", William Chandler Bagley.