effortless

Something effortless is easy to do — or at least appears that way. Great basketball players make scoring three-point shots look effortless. If you always know just what to wear, you have an effortless sense of style.

Effort is the work it takes to do something. Moving a couch and staying on a diet both require effort. If something is effortless, it takes no work at all to do. For example, lifting a feather is effortless. Writing may be effortless for some people, but difficult for others. Also, some things just look effortless. A great musician might make playing guitar sound effortless, but years of practice probably went into it. Experts make difficult things seem effortless.

Definitions of effortless
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adj requiring or apparently requiring no effort

“the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air”
Synonyms:
easy
posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
facile
performing adroitly and without effort
unforced, unstrained
not resulting from undue effort; not forced
Antonyms:
effortful
requiring great physical effort
difficult, hard
not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
dragging
marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearying
producing exhaustion
heavy, labored, laboured
requiring or showing effort
labor-intensive, labour-intensive
requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
leaden, plodding
(of movement) slow and laborious
Sisyphean
both extremely effortful and futile
arduous, straining, strenuous
taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
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adj not showing effort or strain

Synonyms:
casual
easy
posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

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