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 Alden, a neurodiverse bookworm, resents Conrad’s seemingly effortless popularity, while Conrad, whose life is secretly falling apart, finds Alden standoffish and condescending. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: June romances embrace the inherent sexiness of faking it," 30 June 2020 Fall in love with the low-key floral print but stay for the effortless fit. NBC News, "Best summer dresses to shop in 2020, according to experts," 22 June 2020 While biceps and hat sizes grew bigger across the sport, Griffey's effortless athleticism endeared him to a generation of fans. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "As Sosa-McGwire battle gets reheated, Ken Griffey Jr. too cool to be forgotten," 16 June 2020 Restaurant-quality frozen food is as fast, if not faster, nearly as effortless, and often more delicious. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Restaurants Reclaim the Frozen Dinner," 22 May 2020 Marvel at the hand-eye coordination of Alex Barron, who makes keeping seven balls aloft look effortless and holds the record for most launched and caught in succession: 14! Patrick Farrell, Wired, "WIRED’s Video Guide to Extreme Indoor Activities," 22 Mar. 2020 Consider this proof that even seemingly-effortless humans like Katie Holmes sometimes feel like the Left Owl in life. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Shares Relatable Instagram Post About Struggling with Adulthood," 18 Jan. 2020 Jon does a lot of tricks — his head voice sounds great — but there’s something about how effortless Arei makes her performance feel that cannot be denied. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, "The Voice recap: Let's see what this Four-Way Knockout is all about," 21 Apr. 2020 The group’s aesthetic exuded effortless cool as well as a spirit of fearlessly living out loud. Danielle Young, Essence, "The Black Panthers' Iconic Uniforms Still Reign Supreme," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of effortless

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Effortless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effortless. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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.

Other Words from effortless

effortlessly adverb danced effortlessly

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