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 The clutch is effortless, and the shift action is good—not as well-oiled as in Honda's best manual gearboxes, but precise and easy to use. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 12 Oct. 2021 His social game was a little bit effortless because everybody loved DX. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Another day, another effortless Zendaya red carpet slay. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 7 Sep. 2021 The result is both effortless and eye-catching, which seems like the ideal combination for our re-entry into a more social life. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 4 June 2021 The brand was inspired by the idea that fashion should be accessible, effortless, and empowering. Ciannah Gin, Forbes, 21 May 2021 If obesity is caused by a positive energy balance, avoiding or preventing it should be effortless. Gary Taubes, STAT, 16 Sep. 2021 With the new Air MAX+, removing the iPad is effortless. Brad Moon, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 His voice all night, and for that song especially, had incredible soul, soaring with seemingly effortless ease. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'effortless.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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 23 Oct. 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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effortlessly adverb danced effortlessly

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