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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Design and user experience play a crucial role in making cashless payments effortless as well as secure. Eli Meixler, Fortune, "The Mandate of Design Has Never Been So Broad, Says Alipay's UX Chief," 7 Mar. 2018 The execution made the structural trick feel effortless. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Question Club: What do we want from Westworld season 3?," 2 July 2018 Like classical ballet, the trick is to make completely unnatural movements appear effortless. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, "The Tempel Lipizzans show off their mastery of equine ballet," 20 June 2018 And what could be lazier — or, in fashion-girl speak, effortless — than stepping out in your nightie? Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "Wear Your Nightie Out," 11 July 2018 His struggles are compounded by the perception that his life of privilege ought to be effortless. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018 Meghan Markle’s wedding morning was as effortless as her bridal style. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Meghan Markle's 'No Nerves' Wedding Morning: 'She Was Calm and Chatty'," 20 May 2018 Harvest is effortless with no digging, and this method is suggested as a way to thwart Colorado potato beetle. Doug Hall, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways To Grow Potatoes," 28 June 2016 In Anne Tyler’s effortless, uncluttered prose, the novel beautifully explores an older woman’s search for meaning and agency in her life. Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "10 best books of July: the Monitor's picks," 12 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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