effortless

[ ef-ert-lis ]
/ ˈɛf ərt lɪs /

adjective

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

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Origin of effortless

First recorded in 1795–1805; effort + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM effortless

ef·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 forms of effortless

effortlessly, adverbeffortlessness, noun
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