Definition of Easy

1. Adjective. Posing no difficulty; requiring little effort. "Took the easy way out of his dilemma"

2. Adverb. With ease ('easy' is sometimes used informally for 'easily'). "Success came too easy"
Exact synonyms: Easily
Language type: Colloquialism

3. Adjective. Not hurried or forced. "At a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"
Exact synonyms: Easygoing, Leisurely
Similar to: Unhurried
Derivative terms: Easiness, Leisure, Leisureliness

4. Adverb. Without speed ('slow' is sometimes used informally for 'slowly'). "Please go slow so I can see the sights"
Exact synonyms: Slow, Slowly, Tardily
Language type: Colloquialism
Antonyms: Quickly
Partainyms: Slow

5. Adjective. Free from worry or anxiety. "By the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
Also: Comfortable, Relaxed
Derivative terms: Easiness
Antonyms: Uneasy

6. Adverb. In a relaxed manner; or without hardship. "Just wanted to take it easy"
Exact synonyms: Soft
Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Soft

7. Adjective. Affording pleasure. "Easy good looks"
Similar to: Pleasing

8. Adjective. Having little impact. "A soft (or light) tapping at the window"
Exact synonyms: Gentle, Soft
Similar to: Light
Derivative terms: Gentleness

9. Adjective. Readily exploited or tricked. "An easy mark"

10. Adjective. In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich. "Well-to-do members of the community"
Exact synonyms: Comfortable, Prosperous, Well-fixed, Well-heeled, Well-off, Well-situated, Well-to-do
Similar to: Rich
Derivative terms: Prosperity

11. Adjective. Marked by moderate steepness. "A gentle slope"
Exact synonyms: Gentle
Similar to: Gradual
Derivative terms: Easiness, Gentleness

12. Adjective. Affording comfort. "Soft light that was easy on the eyes"
Similar to: Comfortable, Comfy

13. Adjective. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior. "Wanton behavior"

14. Adjective. Less in demand and therefore readily obtainable. "Commodities are easy this quarter"
Category relationships: Economic Science, Economics, Political Economy
Similar to: Available

15. Adjective. Obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally. "Easy money"
Category relationships: Economic Science, Economics, Political Economy
Similar to: Abundant

Definition of Easy

1. a. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint

Definition of Easy

1. Adjective. (context: now rare except in certain expressions) Comfortable; at ease. ¹

2. Adjective. Requiring little skill or effort, soft. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: informal pejorative of a person) Consenting readily to sex. ¹

4. Adverb. In a relaxed or casual manner ¹

5. Adverb. In a manner without strictness or harshness. ¹

6. Adverb. Used an intensifier for large magnitudes. ¹

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Definition of Easy

1. not difficult [adj EASIER, EASIEST] / a communications code word for the letter E [n EASIES]

Medical Definition of Easy

1. 1. at ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy. Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind. Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style. "The easy vigor of a line." 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." 3. Not difficult; requiring little labour 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 labour; 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. 7. Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; opposed to tight. Honors are easy, said when each side has an equal number of honors, in which case they are not counted as points. Synonym: Quiet, comfortable, manageable, tranquil, calm, facile, unconcerned. Origin: OF. Aisie, F. Aise, prop. P. P. Of OF. Aisier. See Ease. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Easy

easy as ABC
easy as falling off a log
easy as pie
easy as rolling off a log
easy chair
easy come, easy go
easy does it
easy going
easy lay
easy listening
easy mark
easy meat

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