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Definitions of ease

  1. lessen the intensity of; calm; as of anxieties and fears
  2. make easier; " you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  3. a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; " a life of luxury and ease"; " he had all the material comforts of this world"
  4. ease physically
  5. move gently or carefully; " He eased himself into the chair"
  6. freedom from activity ( work or strain or responsibility); " took his repose by the swimming pool"
  7. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; " he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; " they put it into containers for ease of transportation"
  8. freedom from constraint or embarrassment; " I am never at ease with strangers"
  9. the condition of being comfortable or relieved ( especially after being relieved of distress); " he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; " getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
  10. lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; " ease the pain in your legs"
  11. lessen the intensity of or calm; " The news eased my conscience"; " still the fears"
  12. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.
  13. Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: ( a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.
  14. Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.
  15. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.
  16. To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery.
  17. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.
  18. Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; - said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.
  19. To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquility to; - often with of; as, to ease of pain; ease the body or mind.
  20. Freedom from pain, disturbance, labor, or stiffness; as, ease of manner; quiet; repose.
  21. To free from pain, anxiety, trouble, or tension; give rest or relief to; as, to ease a horse of his load.
  22. Freedom from pain or disturbance: rest from work: quiet: freedom from difficulty: naturalness.
  23. To free from pain, trouble, or anxiety: to relieve: to calm.
  24. Freedom from pain or disturbance; rest; facility.
  25. To give ease; relieve; lighten.
  26. Freedom from disturbance; tranquillity; comfort.
  27. Freedom from strain or constraint; facility; naturalness.
  28. An undisturbed state; a quiet state or state of comfort; freedom from pain or disturbance; rest; facility; naturalness; unconstraint. At case, in an undisturbed state; free from pain or anxiety.
  29. To relieve, calm, or tranquillize; to free from pain or any disquiet or annoyance of body of mind; to assuage; to facilitate; to slacken. To ease off, or ease away, to slacken a rope gradually. To ease a ship, to put the helm hard a- lee to prevent her pitching when close- hauled. Stand at ease, a command to draw the right foot back, and bring the weight of the body upon it.
  30. Rest from labour; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; freedom from difficulty; freedom from constraint or formality.
  31. To give relief or rest to; to free from pain; to alleviate; to pacify.
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Antonyms for ease

heedfulness, tribulation, skittishness, misery, lade, responsibility, agony, forestall, jitteriness, perplexity, suppression, self-command, elbow grease, torment, flightiness, pain, disturb, willpower, drudge, donkeywork, stress, fermentation, concernment, stiffen, concern, drudgery, deepen, plug, difficulty, discipline, decelerate, magnify, inhibition, intensify, harshen, charge, anguish, step up, enhance, frustrate, tighten, anxiety, duty, self-consciousness, production, worry, harden, ache, restlessness, solicitude, agita, self-mastery, complexify, difficultness, self-restraint, amplify, hurt, thwart, bang away, disquiet, annoyance, rack, constraint, embarrass, preclude, travail, trouble, fidgets, discommode, ferment, expenditure, unrest, unease, accentuate, aggravate, discomfort, sting, throe, discretion, need, torture, baffle, exacerbate, slog, self-control, Nervosity, DO, strengthen, smart, apprehension, awkwardness, distress, tension, excruciation, moil, irritation, encumber, amp, turmoil, reserve, repression, exertion, stave off, plod, prevent, burden, uneasiness, reticence, commitment, self-denial, unquietness, tauten, worsen, strive, fume, discreetness, affliction, agitation, jumpiness, perturbation, slacken, strait, laden, self-discipline, devoir, tingle, heighten, woe, pang, Sturm Und Drang, sweat, redouble, labor, suffering, edginess, shoot, toil, perplex, nervousness, carefulness, embarrassment, incommode, restraint, work, twinge, disquietude, head off, avert, restiveness, obviate, consolidate, care, pressure, effort, checkmate, incumbency, obligation, strain, grind, disoblige, paroxysm, vexation, foil, fear, fatigue, discomfit, apprehensiveness, anxiousness, beaver, stitch, tenseness, entangle, office, fidgetiness, disturbance, plow, slavery, toughen.

Quotes of ease

  1. Try to be like the turtle- at ease in your own shell. – Bill Copeland
  2. You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise. – Mike Davidson
  3. Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return. – George Eliot
  4. Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease – R. Buckminster Fuller
  5. Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness in order to feel at ease – Jurgen Klinsmann
  6. Oh, my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways, And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low, I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not, And restless and lost on a road that I know. – Henry Lawson
  7. Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. – W. Somerset Maugham
  8. The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective when it comes to describing my characters: they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out- but to put your mind at ease I built Paul Snider from the outside in. – Eric Roberts
  9. I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease but the doctrine of the strenuous life. – Theodore Roosevelt
  10. You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  11. What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. – Thomas Sowell
  12. In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge- a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?' – John Tuley
  13. In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution. – Wendell L. Wilkie

Usage examples for ease

  1. " I did not seek ease among the poor, because I concluded that there it could not be found. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  2. Here- ease him out of his chair. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  3. He was not at his ease with Arctura; he was afraid of her. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. For the girl herself she wished no harm, but she conceived that her mother must be ill at ease concerning her. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  5. Circumstances had not permitted him to live a life of ease – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  6. Simpkins' conscience was quite at ease – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  7. He never felt altogether at ease in the presence of the Penlogans. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  8. I cannot express the pleasure which this gave me, nor how it set me at my ease with him from that moment. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  9. He was evidently quite comfortable and at his ease with Octon. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  10. On such an occasion as this he was happy and at his ease – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  11. And I lookt very keen first to this side, and then did run overward, that I look more close upon the other; and afterward back again; for it did seem that we should have a greater ease upon the side that we did be. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. But, as I say, I did not feel at ease – The Cruise of the Kawa by Walter E. Traprock [Pseudonym of George S. Chappell]
  13. Every body was at his ease and every body felt that he, young as he might be, was of some use in the little school world, and had a work to do there. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  14. He was at ease with his fellows because he respected them, and courteous because he loved them. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  15. " Say, now, you got a lot of money for a little boy," said Solly Gumble, not altogether at ease – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  16. All were at ease now that they were alone. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  17. He was at his ease with all kinds of ways of taking a drink. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  18. She felt at ease – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  19. They looked very cool, very much at their ease and very well inclined for tea. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens

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