1. exertion

noun. ['ɪgˈzɝːʃən'] use of physical or mental energy; hard work.


  • struggle
  • toil
  • labour
  • overkill
  • elbow grease
  • workout
  • difficulty
  • application
  • effort
  • rubbing
  • straining
  • diligence
  • pull
  • physical exertion
  • friction
  • travail
  • strain
  • overexertion
  • trouble
  • supererogation
  • physical exercise
  • exercise
  • least resistance
  • detrition
  • sweat
  • exercising
  • least effort


  • defend
  • incapability
  • incapableness
  • ease

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Rhymes with Exertion

  • reassertion
  • cistercian
  • insertion
  • desertion
  • coercion
  • assertion
  • mershon
  • gershon

How do you pronounce exertion?

Pronounce exertion as ɪgˈzərʃən.

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Sentences with exertion

1. Noun, singular or mass
Your doctor can help determine if the cause of the exertion headache is primary or secondary.

Quotes about exertion

1. Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
- Anna Pavlova

2. I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
- Edgar Allan Poe

3. I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim—so modestly and so humbly—to possess. It is time to withdraw our 'respect' from such fantastic claims, all of them aimed at the exertion of power over other humans in the real and material world.
- Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever