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ef·fort·less

 (ĕf′ərt-lĭs)
adj.
Calling for, requiring, or showing little or no effort. See Synonyms at easy.

ef′fort·less·ly adv.
ef′fort·less·ness n.

effortless

(ˈɛfətlɪs)
adj
1. requiring or involving little effort; easy
2. archaic making little effort; passive
ˈeffortlessly adv
ˈeffortlessness n

ef•fort•less

(ˈɛf ərt lɪs)

adj.
requiring or showing little or no effort.
[1795–1805]
ef′fort•less•ly, adv.
ef′fort•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.effortless - requiring or apparently requiring no effort; "the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air"
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"
effortful - requiring great physical effort
2.effortless - not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace"
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

effortless

adjective
1. easy, simple, flowing, smooth, graceful, painless, uncomplicated, trouble-free, facile, undemanding, easy-peasy (slang), untroublesome, unexacting In a single effortless motion, he scooped Frannie into his arms.
easy hard, demanding, difficult, formidable, uphill, onerous
2. natural, simple, spontaneous, instinctive, intuitive She liked him above all for his effortless charm.

effortless

adjective
1. Posing no difficulty:
Informal: snap.
2. Marked by facility, especially of expression:
Translations
بِدون جُهْد
letnemubesværet
áreynslulaus
çaba gerektirmeyenkolay

effortless

[ˈefətlɪs] ADJ [success, victory] → fácil; [charm, superiority, grace] → natural
she danced across the room with light, effortless movementscruzó la habitación bailando con movimientos ligeros, hechos sin esfuerzo
with effortless easesin ningún esfuerzo
to make sth seem effortlesshacer que algo parezca muy fácil
an author renowned for his effortless styleun autor famoso por su estilo fluido

effortless

[ˈɛfərtləs] adj [movement, style] → fluide, aisé(e); [ease, grace, charm] → naturel(le)
apparently effortless → en apparence facile

effortless

adj movement, victory, ease, stylemühelos; charm, elegancenatürlich, ungezwungen; effortless superioritynatürliche Überlegenheit

effortless

[ˈɛfətlɪs] adj (success) → facile; (movement) → disinvolto/a

effort

(ˈefət) noun
1. hard work; energy. Learning a foreign language requires effort; The effort of climbing the hill made the old man very tired.
2. a trying hard; a struggle. The government's efforts to improve the economy were unsuccessful; Please make every effort to be punctual.
3. the result of an attempt. Your drawing was a good effort.
ˈeffortless adjective
done without (apparent) effort. The dancer's movements looked effortless.
ˈeffortlessly adverb

effortless

a. fácil, sin esfuerzo.
References in classic literature ?
Self-abandoned, relaxed, and effortless, I seemed to have laid me down in the dried-up bed of a great river; I heard a flood loosened in remote mountains, and felt the torrent come: to rise I had no will, to flee I had no strength.
The maids' private aims, however, were the reverse of the dairyman's rule, the daily selection by each damsel of the eight or ten cows to which she had grown accustomed rendering the operation on their willing udders surprising easy and effortless.
He moved with the graceful ease of a jungle cat and when he lifted heavy weights, the action seemed as effortless as the raising of empty hands.
Her carriage was that of health and physical perfection--the effortless harmony of faultless coordination.
We lack altogether that delightful air of irresponsibility with which you Londoners seem to make your effortless way through life.
Lady Ruth went back to her guests, and with the effortless ease of long training, she became once more the gracious and tactful hostess.
Its nose was to the trail, and it trotted with a peculiar, sliding, effortless gait.
I found him sitting there," went on Fyne impressively in his effortless, grave chest voice, "drafting his will.
And Heaven's rich instincts in him grew As effortless as woodland nooks Send violets up and paint them blue.
Sabin more entertaining, had never more appreciated his rare gift of effortless and anecdotal conversation.
He regretted the streets, the pavements, the cafes, his friends of many years; all the things he used to see, day after day; all the thoughts suggested by familiar things--the thoughts effortless, monotonous, and soothing of a Government clerk; he regretted all the gossip, the small enmities, the mild venom, and the little jokes of Government offices.
That is putting it in a very crude way," he protested in his great effortless voice.