EASY

easy

(adjective) obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally; “easy money”

easy

(adjective) less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; “commodities are easy this quarter”

easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton

(adjective) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; “her easy virtue”; “he was told to avoid loose (or light) women”; “wanton behavior”

easy

(adjective) affording comfort; “soft light that was easy on the eyes”

easy

(adjective) 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”

easy

(adjective) 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”

easy, gentle

(adjective) marked by moderate steepness; “an easy climb”; “a gentle slope”

easy, gentle, soft

(adjective) having little impact; “an easy pat on the shoulder”; “gentle rain”; “a gentle breeze”; “a soft (or light) tapping at the window”

easy, easygoing, leisurely

(adjective) not hurried or forced; “an easy walk around the block”; “at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace”

easy

(adjective) affording pleasure; “easy good looks”

comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do

(adjective) 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”

easy

(adjective) readily exploited or tricked; “an easy victim”; “an easy mark”

easily, easy

(adverb) 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”

easy, soft

(adverb) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; “just wanted to take it easy”; “the judge went easy on the young defendant”

slowly, slow, easy, tardily

(adverb) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

easy (comparative easier or more easy, superlative easiest or most easy)

(now, rare except in certain expressions) Comfortable; at ease.

Requiring little skill or effort.

Causing ease; giving comfort, or freedom from care or labour.

Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth.

(informal, pejorative, of a woman) Consenting readily to sex.

Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; compliant.

(finance, dated) Not straitened as to money matters; opposed to tight.

Synonyms

• (comfortable): relaxed, relaxing

• (not difficult): light, eath

• (consenting readily to sex): fast

• (requiring little skill or effort): soft, trivial

• See also easy

Antonyms

• (comfortable, at ease): uneasy, anxious

• (requiring little skill or effort): difficult, hard, uneasy, uneath, challenging

Adverb

easy (comparative easier, superlative easiest)

In a relaxed or casual manner.

In a manner without strictness or harshness.

Used an intensifier for large magnitudes.

Not difficult, not hard.

Noun

easy (plural easies)

Something that is easy

Verb

easy (third-person singular simple present easies, present participle easying, simple past and past participle easied)

(rowing) synonym of easy-oar

Anagrams

• Ayes, Saye, Seay, ayes, eyas, saye, yaes, yeas

Source: Wiktionary


Eas"y, a. [Compar. Easier; superl. Easiest.] Etym: [OF. aisié, F. aisé, prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See Ease, v. t.]

1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy. (b) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind. (c) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style. "The easy vigor of a line." Pope.

2. 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. "Easy ways to die." Shak.

3. Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory. It were an easy leap. Shak.

4. Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.

5. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready. He gained their easy hearts. Dryden. He is too tyrannical to be an easy monarch. Sir W. Scott.

6. Moderate; sparing; frugal. [Obs.] Chaucer.

7. (Com.)

Definition: Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight. Honors are easy (Card Playing), said when each side has an equal number of honors, in which case they are not counted as points.

Syn.

– Quiet; comfortable; manageable; tranquil; calm; facile; unconcerned.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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