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 base of the cleaning wand is constructed to swivel, allowing for effortless maneuvering around corners and furniture, and the ergonomic handle includes a hanging storage hook as well as a floor surface mode switch. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Vacuums that are good enough to give as presents," 4 Oct. 2020 The Vikings' ability to sign Cook with less than $2 million in available cap space, and quickly convert $6 million of Kendricks' base salary into a signing bonus to pay for it all, seemed effortless enough so as to be sleight of hand. Ben Goessling, Star Tribune, "How are the Vikings paying for all this? With creativity and audacity," 18 Sep. 2020 There's something almost Bentley-like about its combination of effortless acceleration and relaxed handling. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Puts Volvo in the EV Game," 2 Oct. 2020 Far from contrived, the selfies project effortless sensuality. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna on Working From Home, Dressing for Zoom, and Savage x Fenty’s Epic New Show," 30 Sep. 2020 Memory is woven into the consciousness of the novel, which takes place over the course of decades, with dreamlike intricacy typical of Clegg’s effortless storytelling. Khrysgiana Pineda, USA TODAY, "Review: Bill Clegg's 'The End of the Day' a story of friendship, love and memory," 30 Sep. 2020 Simple features like auto-start and manual reverse make operation effortless. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best paper shredder of 2020," 30 Sep. 2020 The effortless glam feels especially fitting, as Swift has leaned hard into this fresh, simple beauty aesthetic in promoting her folklore album. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Taylor Swift Did Her Own Hair For The ACMAs — & It Was So Country," 17 Sep. 2020 Towing a 12,000-pound trailer in a Ford F-350 Dualie is stress-free, thanks to the effortless power of the new 7.3-liter diesel engine and automatic engine braking, a sort of cruise control for braking. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2020 Ford Super Duty proves that popularity doesn’t always mean mediocrity," 19 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of effortless

1801, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Effortless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effortless. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce effortless (audio)

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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