Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective requiring great physical effort. Opposite of effortless.

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  • adjective Requiring or showing effort.

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  • adjective requiring great physical effort

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Research is cited that supposedly shows that readers are vulnerable to a kind of cognitive incaution and "must engage in effortful processing to disbelieve the information they encounter in literary narratives."

    Self-Protection

  • Research is cited that supposedly shows that readers are vulnerable to a kind of cognitive incaution and "must engage in effortful processing to disbelieve the information they encounter in literary narratives."

    Saying Something

  • Research is cited that supposedly shows that readers are vulnerable to a kind of cognitive incaution and "must engage in effortful processing to disbelieve the information they encounter in literary narratives."

    November 2009

  • Researchers found that supportive co-parenting helped children who have difficulty regulating their behavior and attention levels - what researchers call effortful control.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Constant interruptions from cell calls, email and texts erode a part of the executive attention function in your brain, called effortful control, which regulates impulse control.

    Joe Robinson: Is Email Making You Stupid?

  • Constant interruptions from cell calls, email and texts erode a part of the executive attention function in your brain, called effortful control, which regulates impulse control.

    Joe Robinson: Is Email Making You Stupid?

  • The study led by Ohio State University has found that cooperative co-parenting helped children who have difficulty regulating their behaviour and attention levels - what researchers have dubbed effortful control.

    The Times of India

  • Can educators find ways to encourage students to engage in the kind of effortful study that will improve their reading and math skills?

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Can educators find ways to encourage students to engage in the kind of effortful study that will improve their reading and math skills?

    "Effortful study"

  • Particularly, creative individuals had difficulty suppressing the precuneus area of their default network while engaging in the more effortful working memory task.

    Why Daydreamers Are More Creative

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  • For some reason, I can't believe this is a real word.

    June 4, 2011

  • You just have to try real hard, blaff.

    June 4, 2011

  • *wishes it were effortless*

    June 4, 2011