Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Calling for, requiring, or showing little or no effort. See Synonyms at easy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without effort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making no effort.
  • adj. requiring little or no effort; as, an effortless victory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making no effort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. requiring or apparently requiring no effort
  • adj. not showing effort or strain

Etymologies

effort +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The image of Jax moved in effortless time with the sweep of my arms, the steady gait of my approach to the edge of the tower, and I knew that to all eyes I was Jax.

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  • The only two things that I pretty much do extremely well and effortless is saving money and organizing.

    The Long Road to Self-Improvement

  • She normally wore an expression of effortless efficiency.

    Night World No. 1

  • And it's all the effort that goes into making something sounds effortless, which is a kind of art that I like.

    Look, He Made A Hat: Sondheim Talks Sondheim

  • Consequently, dzogchen meditation on rigpa is called effortless meditation, non-meditation, or non-deliberate meditation.

    Fundamentals of Dzogchen Meditation ��� 2 The Steps of Dzogchen Meditation

  • She has everything to make it beautiful and effortless, which is what you want.

    The Seattle Times

  • That's where the Post-Gazette landed, with a 21/2-star review that concluded: "'Death at a Funeral' is not what you'd call effortless British farce, but it generates enough giggles -- and a modicum of solid laughs -- to justify the effort."

    post-gazette.com - News

  • She can really sing…What she does is make pop songs, and writing pop songs seems effortless, which is

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  • But the boss battles are sadly effortless, which is a major shocker since the last game's bosses were amazingly clever and viciously challenging.

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  • He was a liquid drummer, graceful and effortless, which is not what we would have guessed.

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