easy
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈiːzi/, /ˈiːzɪ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈizi/
Adjective

easy (comparative easier, superlative easiest)

  1. (now, rare except in certain expressions) Comfortable; at ease.
    Now that I know it's taken care of, I can rest easy at night.
  2. Requiring little skill or effort.
    It's often easy to wake up but hard to get up.
    The teacher gave an easy test to her students.
  3. Causing ease; giving comfort, or freedom from care or labour.
    Rich people live in easy circumstances.
    an easy chair
  4. Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth.
    easy manners; an easy style
    • 1709, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Criticism, London: Printed for W. Lewis […], published 1711, OCLC 15810849 ↗:
      the easy vigour of a line
  5. (informal, pejorative, of a person) Consenting readily to sex.
    He has a reputation for being easy; they say he slept with half the senior class.
  6. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; compliant.
    • He gained their easy hearts.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe; a Romance. [...] In Three Volumes, volume (please specify ), Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. […], OCLC 230694662 ↗:
  7. (finance, dated) Not straitened as to money matters; opposed to tight.
    The market is easy.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations Adverb

easy (comparative easier, superlative easiest)

  1. In a relaxed or casual manner.
    After his illness, John decided to take it easy.
    Everything comes easy to her.
  2. In a manner without strictness or harshness.
    Jane went easier on him after he broke his arm.
  3. Used an intensifier for large magnitudes.
    This project will cost 15 million dollars, easy.
  4. Not difficult, not hard.
Noun

easy (plural easies)

  1. Something that is easy
Verb

easy (easies, present participle easying; past and past participle easied)

  1. (rowing) Synonym of easy-oar



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