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Words used to describe effort - synonyms or related words

concerted

adjective

involving a lot of people or organizations working together in a determined way

painstaking

adjective

done or doing something very carefully and slowly

all-out

adjective

an all-out effort involves all of someone’s energy, strength, and determination

last-ditch

adjective

a last-ditch attempt, effort etc is a final try at achieving something difficult, when other attempts have already failed

hard

adverb

if you look, listen, or think hard, you do it carefully with your full attention

depend on

with as much effort as possible

flat out

as quickly or with as much effort as possible

monumental

adjective

used for emphasizing how much effort something takes

by the sweat of your brow

by working very hard

hard

adverb

using a lot of force

normcore

a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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boutonnière

a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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