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Definitions of easy

  1. free from worry or anxiety; " knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"; " an easy good- natured manner"; " by the time the child faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
  2. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; " they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; " easy living"; " a prosperous family"; " his family is well- situated financially"; " well- to- do members of the community"
  3. with ease; " she was easily excited"; " was easily confused"; " he won easily"; " this china breaks very easily"; (` easy' is used informally for ` easily' as in" success came too easy")
  4. ( informal) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; " just wanted to take it easy" (` soft' is nonstandard)
  5. without speed; " he spoke slowly"; " go easy here-- the road is slippery"; " glaciers move tardily"; (` slow' is sometimes used informally for ` slowly' as in" please go slow; I want to see the sights")
  6. ( economics) plentiful and therefore at low interest rates; easy to come by; " easy money"
  7. ( economics) less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; " commodities are easy this quarter"
  8. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; " her easy virtue"; " he was told to avoid loose ( or light) women"; " wanton behavior"
  9. affording comfort; " soft light that was easy on the eyes"
  10. not strict; " an easy teacher"; " easy standards"; " lenient rules"
  11. 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"
  12. performing adroitly and without effort; " her easy grace"; " a facile hand"
  13. readily exploited or tricked; " an easy mark"; " an easy victim"
  14. not hurried or forced; " an easy walk around the block"; " at a leisurely ( or easygoing) pace"
  15. marked by moderate steepness; " an easy climb"; " a gentle slope"
  16. having little impact; " an easy pat on the shoulder"; " gentle rain"; " a gentle breeze"; " a soft ( or light) tapping at the window"
  17. plentiful and therefore at low interest rates; easy to come by; " easy money"
  18. less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; " commodities are easy this quarter"
  19. not harsh; causing little distress; " an easy penalty"
  20. affording pleasure; " easy good looks"
  21. with ease (` easy' is sometimes used informally for ` easily'); " she was easily excited"; " was easily confused"; " he won easily"; " this china breaks very easily"; " success came too easy"
  22. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; " just wanted to take it easy" (` soft' is nonstandard)
  23. without speed (` slow' is sometimes used informally for ` slowly'); " he spoke slowly"; " go easy here-- the road is slippery"; " glaciers move tardily"; " please go slow so I can see the sights"
  24. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint
  25. Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy.
  26. Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind.
  27. Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style.
  28. Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing.
  29. Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.
  30. Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.
  31. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.
  32. Moderate; sparing; frugal.
  33. Gentle.
  34. Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; - opposed to tight.
  35. Comfortable; not difficult; not burdensome; as, an easy task; moderate; not exacting.
  36. Easily.
  37. Easiness.
  38. At ease: free from pain: tranquil: unconstrained: giving ease: not difficult: yielding: not straitened.
  39. Free from pain or anxiety; not difficult; not straitened.
  40. Marked by ease; free from difficulty, discomfort, or affectation; comfortable; natural; unconstrained.
  41. Yielding; indulgent.
  42. At ease; free from pain, disturbance, or annoyance; free from anxiety, care, solicitude, or peevishness; causing no pain or discomfort; not difficult or arduous; moderate; yielding with little or no resistance; ready; comfortable; freeing from care or fatigue: affluent; unconstrained; flowing; not jolting; not heavy or burdensome; absence of money pressure, as the market is easy.
  43. Free from pain or annoyance; free from anxiety or care; quiet; not difficult or laborious; not rough or uneven; complying; satisfied; comfortable; not stiff or constrained; credulous.
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Usage examples for easy

  1. Isn't your answer easy – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  2. It's easy enough to understand, ain't it? – The Nether World by George Gissing
  3. Indeed, the thing isn't so easy as I thought at first. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  4. He'll let it go easy if you put your hand to it. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  5. Was it then so easy for them to be just? – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  6. I say- I'm going to take it easy now! – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. It's dead easy Shandon." – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  8. Easy in your case," replied Anderson. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  9. I think it would be easy to get on with you." – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  10. Then all the rest is easy – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  11. The young man dropped into an easy chair and stared at the fire. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  12. It looked easy enough ... – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  13. " It will not be so easy sir. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  14. His mind was not at all easy – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  15. " Oh, yes," says he, as easy as you please. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  16. " Yes, that's easy Janet said. – The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch by Howard R. Garis
  17. You think, perhaps, the other will be as easy – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. I will tell you what I will do, Pink- and then you will be easy – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  19. It's easy enough to start, the thing will be to keep it up. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. It's not such an easy thing to tell the truth as you think. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
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