effortless

adjective
ef·​fort·​less | \ˈe-fərt-ləs \

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.

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Each season concludes with a mutable sign — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces — that possesses effortless fluidity well-suited to change and transformation. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Each Zodiac Sign's Unique Personality Traits, Explained by an Astrologer," 28 Oct. 2018 And offscreen, the Australian actress takes just as many hair and makeup risks, translating bright yellow eyeshadow and chunky glitter into unforgettable red carpet looks that somehow appear totally effortless. refinery29.com, "5 Beauty Looks Margot Robbie Always Wears — & No One Has Noticed," 2 July 2018 Both players possess a smoothness on defense that often appears effortless, rare among Padres infielders in recent years. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fernando Tatis, Luis Urias pushing Padres," 4 Mar. 2018 The snappy dialogue makes this an effortless page-turner, almost a movie treatment more than a novel. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: A Depraved and Beautiful Dream of the World," 12 July 2018 In their vibrancy and effortless charm, few American red wines compare. Patrick Comiskey, latimes.com, "Why you should be drinking Gamay Noir this summer," 11 July 2018 Williams reminds all of us: physically recovering from childbirth and returning to work is hard Williams’s process of becoming a mother was nowhere close to effortless. Michelle Garcia, Vox, "Serena Williams, working mom hero," 11 July 2018 The hundreds of delegates in attendance expected an effortless approval of the resolution by the World Health Assembly, which is the decision-making body of WHO. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "US puts fierce squeeze on breastfeeding policy, shocking health officials," 9 July 2018 Its inertia reel eliminates friction within the device and makes the task of giving and taking slack effortless. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, "Testing Wild Country's Revo Belay Device," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of effortless

1801, in the meaning defined above

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effortless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of effortless

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

effortless

adjective
ef·​fort·​less | \ˈe-fərt-ləs \

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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