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