[ UK /ˈɛfətfə‍l/ ]
  1. requiring great physical effort
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  • As characterized by Vargha-Khadem's team, the affected KE's speech is effortful, “sometimes agrammatical and often unintelligible” (Watkins et al. 2002: 453), and shows impairments not just in morphosyntax (e.g., regular plural and past tense endings) but also in the formation of irregular past tenses Innateness and Language
  • Eventually, through practice, it becomes automatic and less effortful. Times, Sunday Times
  • Not unexpected, but nonetheless a depressing shroud on an effortfully terminal evening. Times, Sunday Times
  • The family are keen attenders at St Agnes Catholic Church, and Papa's piety is effortful and ostentatious.
  • You have remembered this — albeit effortfully — yet forgotten how to calculate radius. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is gratifying - but simultaneously confirms the intensely effortful nature of this lark. Times, Sunday Times
  • The youth begin to fill the high street: loud, bouncy and effortfully up for it, or for something. Times, Sunday Times
  • But earlier he sounds effortful and strained, especially high up. Times, Sunday Times
  • I am increasingly aware of how effortful and messy our regular suppers are. Times, Sunday Times
  • Contrived conversations between the new consul and various dignitaries also effortfully attempt to provide context. Times, Sunday Times
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