effortless

[ ef-ert-lis ]
/ ˈɛf ərt lɪs /

adjective

requiring or involving no effort; displaying no signs of effort; easy: an effortless writing style.

Nearby words

  1. efflux,
  2. effort,
  3. effort bargain,
  4. effort syndrome,
  5. effortful,
  6. effraction,
  7. effrontery,
  8. effulgence,
  9. effulgent,
  10. effuse

Origin of effortless

First recorded in 1795–1805; effort + -less

Related formsef·fort·less·ly, adverbef·fort·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for effortless

effortless

/ (ˈɛfətlɪs) /

adjective

requiring or involving little effort; easy
archaic making little effort; passive
Derived Formseffortlessly, adverbeffortlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for effortless

effortless

adj.

1801, "passive," from effort + -less. Meaning "easy" is from 1831. Related: Effortlessly; effortlessness.

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