- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. easy, facile; natural, simple. See facility.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. easy, simple, offhand, smooth; see easy 2 .See Synonym Study at easy .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.easy, simple, *no sweat, *piece of cake, *child's play, facile, *a snap, cinchy, no problem, *ducksoup.ANT.: arduous, laborious, backbreakingIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Posing no difficulty: easy, facile, simple, smooth. Informal: snap. Idioms: easy as ABC, easy as falling off a log, easy as one-two-three, easy as pie, like taking candy from a baby, nothing to it. See EASY. 2. Marked by facility, especially of expression: easy, flowing, fluent, fluid, graceful, smooth. See STYLE.
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Effortless — Ef fort*less, a. 1. Making no effort. Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. requiring little or no effort; as, an effortless victory. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
effortless — index convenient, facile, practiced Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
effortless — 1801, passive, from EFFORT (Cf. effort) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning easy is from 1831. Related: Effortlessly; effortlessness … Etymology dictionary
effortless — *easy, smooth, facile, simple, light Analogous words: *proficient, skilled, skillful, expert, adept, masterly Antonyms: painstaking … New Dictionary of Synonyms
effortless — [adj] easy child’s play*, cursive, duck soup*, facile, flowing, fluent, light, no problem*, no sweat*, offhand, painless, picnic*, piece of cake*, royal, running, simple, smooth, snap*, uncomplicated, undemanding, untroublesome; concept 565 Ant.… … New thesaurus
effortless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or achieved without effort; natural and easy. DERIVATIVES effortlessly adverb effortlessness noun … English terms dictionary
effortless — [ef′ərtlis] adj. making, requiring, or showing virtually no effort SYN. EASY effortlessly adv. effortlessness n … English World dictionary
effortless — [[t]e̱fə(r)tləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is effortless is done easily and well. In a single effortless motion, he scooped Frannie into his arms. ...effortless and elegant Italian cooking. Syn: easy Derived words: effortlessly… … English dictionary
effortless — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem ▪ Tom made the jump look effortless. ADVERB ▪ apparently, seemingly … Collocations dictionary
effortless — ef|fort|less [ˈefətləs US ˈefərt ] adj something that is effortless is done in a very skilful way that makes it seem easy ▪ Alexei rose to his feet with a single effortless movement. >effortlessly adv ▪ He dived effortlessly into the turquoise … Dictionary of contemporary English
effortless — adjective something that is effortless is done in a very skilful way that makes it seem easy: a smooth, effortless volley effortlessly adverb: Her fingers darted effortlessly over the keys … Longman dictionary of contemporary English