ef·​fort·​less | \ ˈe-fərt-ləs How to pronounce effortless (audio) \

Definition of effortless

: showing or requiring little or no effort effortless power

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Other Words from effortless

effortlessly adverb
effortlessness noun

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easy, facile, simple, light, effortless, smooth mean not demanding effort or involving difficulty. easy is applicable either to persons or things imposing tasks or to activity required by such tasks. an easy college course facile often adds to easy the connotation of undue haste or shallowness. facile answers to complex questions simple stresses ease in understanding or dealing with because complication is absent. a simple problem in arithmetic light stresses freedom from what is burdensome. a light teaching load effortless stresses the appearance of ease and usually implies the prior attainment of artistry or expertness. moving with effortless grace smooth stresses the absence or removal of all difficulties, hardships, or obstacles. a smooth ride

Examples of effortless in a Sentence

She walked with effortless grace. His writing is known for its seemingly effortless style.
Recent Examples on the Web Though the women were unfamiliar with how to act in person at first, the get-together quickly became effortless and fun, Ettinger said. Matt Villano, CNN, 7 June 2021 Grossman, the top qualifier in the final, made all four final bouldering problems posted on an outdoor climbing wall at SLC Industry look nearly effortless on her way to her first World Cup victory. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 May 2021 While a wavy bob or a coifed pixie cut may look effortless, knowing how to style these cuts is key. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 12 May 2021 Our romantic lives would be effortless, frictionless. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2021 Colorful costumes of tights and cropped T-shirts matching light-as-air choreography made the whole enterprise look effortless. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, 2 Apr. 2021 That only partially explains how Parker makes being busy and successful seem so effortless. Brendon Kleen, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Online, the exchanges are immediate, and building fellowship can seem effortless. Ariel Levy, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 From form-fitting cotton suits to sport coats lined with velvet, Being Dapper has a unique look that makes dressing up look effortless. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of effortless

1801, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“Effortless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effortless. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of effortless

: showing or needing little or no effort : appearing very easy


ef·​fort·​less | \ ˈe-fərt-ləs How to pronounce effortless (audio) \

Kids Definition of effortless

: showing or needing little or no effort She made an effortless catch.

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