Definition of effortless in English:


Syllabification: ef·fort·less
Pronunciation: /ˈefərtlis


  • 1Requiring no physical or mental exertion: went up the steps in two effortless bounds
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    • A few lazy eights showcase the effortless maneuverability of the aircraft's design.
    • It all looks so easy and effortless up on the screen, but this is a very dangerous job.
    • Two girls ran in front of the pack, their strides appearing easy and effortless.
  • 1.1Achieved with admirable ease: her effortless sense of style
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    • He is a passionate garden-maker, a sensualist blessed with an artist's eye and an effortless sense of style.
    • Her style is effortless, drop-dead elegance.
    • Khakis have become synonymous with effortless style suitable for leisure trips and business casual wear.



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  • Ian marvelled at the deer's graceful motion, effortlessly springing over the turf.
  • He's so effortlessly funny, he makes me laugh more than anyone I've ever met.
  • The dense salt concentration allows bathers to float on the surface effortlessly.


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  • Most modern performance tends to erase all evidence of the work that goes into playing: virtuosity is defined as effortlessness.
  • A certain effortlessness is also expected of those who play for a living.
  • Does any journalist today write with the elegance and effortlessness that he did?

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