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English adjective: easy

1. easy posing no difficulty; requiring little effort


SamplesAn 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.


Similarcasual, clean, cushy, easygoing, effortless, elementary, hands-down, painless, simple, simplified, smooth, soft, uncomplicated, unproblematic, user-friendly


See alsoeffortless, simple, soft, undemanding


Attributeease, easiness, simpleness, simplicity


Antonymsdifficult, hard

2. easy not hurried or forced


SamplesAn easy walk around the block.
At a leisurely (or easygoing) pace.


Synonymseasygoing, leisurely


Similarunhurried


Antonymshurried

3. easy free from worry or anxiety


SamplesKnowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy.
An easy good-natured manner.
By the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words.


See alsocomfortable, relaxed


Antonymsuneasy

4. easy affording pleasure


SamplesEasy good looks.


Similarpleasing


Antonymsdispleasing

5. easy having little impact


SamplesAn easy pat on the shoulder.
Gentle rain.
A gentle breeze.
A soft (or light) tapping at the window.


Synonymsgentle, soft


Similarlight


Antonymsheavy

6. easy readily exploited or tricked


SamplesAn easy victim.
An easy mark.


Similarimpressible, impressionable, waxy


Antonymsunimpressionable

7. easy in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich


SamplesThey 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.


Synonymscomfortable, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do


Similarrich


Antonymspoor

8. easy marked by moderate steepness


SamplesAn easy climb.
A gentle slope.


Synonymsgentle


Similargradual


Antonymssteep

9. easy affording comfort


SamplesSoft light that was easy on the eyes.


Similarcomfortable, comfy


Antonymsuncomfortable

10. easy casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior


SamplesHer easy virtue.
He was told to avoid loose (or light) women.
Wanton behavior.


Synonymslight, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton


Similarunchaste


Antonymschaste

11. easy less in demand and therefore readily obtainable


SamplesCommodities are easy this quarter.


Similaravailable


Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy


Antonymsunavailable

12. easy obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally


SamplesEasy money.


Similarabundant


Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy


Antonymsscarce


English adverb: easy

1. easy with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')


SamplesShe was easily excited.
Was easily confused.
He won easily.
This china breaks very easily.
Success came too easy.


Synonymseasily


Domain usagecolloquialism

2. easy without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')


SamplesHe spoke slowly.
Go easy here--the road is slippery.
Glaciers move tardily.
Please go slow so I can see the sights.


Synonymsslow, slowly, tardily


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsapace, chop-chop, quickly, rapidly, speedily

3. easy in a relaxed manner; or without hardship


SamplesJust wanted to take it easy.


Synonymssoft


Domain usagecolloquialism









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