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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



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


4. easy affording pleasure

SamplesEasy good looks.



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



6. easy readily exploited or tricked

SamplesAn easy victim.
An easy mark.

Similarimpressible, impressionable, waxy


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



8. easy marked by moderate steepness

SamplesAn easy climb.
A gentle slope.




9. easy affording comfort

SamplesSoft light that was easy on the eyes.

Similarcomfortable, comfy


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



11. easy less in demand and therefore readily obtainable

SamplesCommodities are easy this quarter.


Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy


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

SamplesEasy money.


Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy


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.


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.


Domain usagecolloquialism

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