Definition of effortless in English:



  • 1Requiring no physical or mental exertion.

    ‘I went up the steps in two effortless bounds’
    ‘each skill is practised to the point that it becomes effortless’
    • ‘You can use this to explore and find easy effortless movements, which are tailored to your needs.’
    • ‘Ascending and descending needs to appear to be effortless and natural.’
    • ‘It seems that going smoke-free in Canada is neither an effortless nor an inexpensive initiative.’
    • ‘A few lazy eights showcase the effortless maneuverability of the aircraft's design.’
    • ‘Two girls ran in front of the pack, their strides appearing easy and effortless.’
    • ‘His touch, style and seemingly effortless movements make him the player to watch in this tournament.’
    • ‘It may look effortless, but it only looks effortless because of incredible talent and diligence.’
    • ‘As we get older, the first illusions we relinquish are our fantasies of an everlasting, effortless romantic partnership.’
    • ‘If we ensure these few things, working with our computers becomes an effortless and satisfactory experience.’
    • ‘For an effortless night out, however, you can't beat the cinema.’
    • ‘Switchgear and controls are old-style, but totally effortless to use.’
    • ‘And after a great day in the sunshine city, thousands had an effortless journey to Old Trafford on the Metrolink.’
    • ‘This is an effortless dish, but you do need time to make it.’
    • ‘The steering is light and precise, the pedals are equally effortless and the six-speed gearbox slots slickly from one gear to the next.’
    • ‘Having put the corkscrew to work on stubborn plastic corks I achieved effortless extraction every time.’
    • ‘It all looks so easy and effortless up on the screen, but this is a very dangerous job.’
    • ‘The teams' effortless passing and movement conjured two second-half goals.’
    • ‘I continued, an effortless amble, heading back on a bridleway.’
    • ‘It is that expectation of discovery which makes the effort of travel often seem effortless.’
    • ‘Today's shifting is nearly effortless thanks to precise spring-loaded mechanisms coaxing the chain from one gear to the next.’
    unhurried, relaxed, unrushed, easy, easy-going, gentle, sedate, comfortable, restful, undemanding, slow, lazy, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lingering
    easy, uncomplicated, not difficult, undemanding, unexacting, unchallenging, painless, trouble-free, facile, simple, straightforward, elementary, idiot-proof, plain sailing
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    1. 1.1 Achieved with admirable ease.
      ‘her effortless sense of style’
      • ‘Shorn of its string arrangement, Drake's incredible guitar playing and effortless melodic sense are all the more apparent.’
      • ‘He shows effortless charisma as he glides and even dances through the film.’
      • ‘I enjoyed every page of this book, spellbound as ever by Smith's apparently effortless verbal magic.’
      • ‘Her style is effortless, drop-dead elegance.’
      • ‘It's another recording of effortless beauty that finds the band at their most relaxed and enjoyable.’
      • ‘He could pass for mid-50s and has an effortless style.’
      • ‘They epitomised effortless style and glamour.’
      • ‘She tells the story with seemingly effortless grace and it reads like the very best novels.’
      • ‘The strained limbs in his bronzes of ballerinas behind the stage expose the ordeals necessary to simulate an effortless grace on the stage.’
      • ‘But when he meets her, her effortless charisma leads him to hire her as a dancer.’
      • ‘He is a passionate garden-maker, a sensualist blessed with an artist's eye and an effortless sense of style.’
      • ‘Khakis have become synonymous with effortless style suitable for leisure trips and business casual wear.’
      • ‘He succeeds in conveying the contradictions of his character with a natural, seemingly effortless ability.’
      • ‘Her brash buoyancy and his effortless elegance lifted the audience into the stratosphere.’
      • ‘The young waiters offset all this history with their effortless urban cool; one has sideburns you could ski-jump off.’
      • ‘Detractors raise an eyebrow even at that rating, while fans claim it is the apogee of shabby chic and effortless elegance.’
      • ‘The effortless and natural acting of the children add a unique flavour to the film making it realistic and palpable.’
      • ‘Angela couldn't help but admire the woman's effortless grace as she strode away.’
      • ‘James Nesbitt, who brings effortless charm to any character he plays, was perfect as the two boys' father.’
      • ‘Would-be trendy restaurants all try to be cool, but this place oozes effortless and unselfconscious cool from every pore.’
      flowing, able to flow easily
      flowing, fluid, fluent, smooth, graceful, elegant, natural, leisurely, easy
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