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Adjective: easy (easier,easiest)  ee-zee
  1. 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"
     
  2. Free from worry or anxiety
    "knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"; "an easy good-natured manner"
     
  3. Not hurried or forced
    "an easy walk around the block";
    - easygoing, leisurely, easy-going
     
  4. Affording pleasure
    "easy good looks"
     
  5. Having little impact
    "an easy pat on the shoulder";
    - gentle, soft
     
  6. Readily exploited or tricked
    "an easy victim"; "an easy mark"
     
  7. In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
    "easy living";
    - comfortable, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
     
  8. Marked by moderate steepness
    "an easy climb";
    - gentle
     
  9. Affording comfort
    "soft light that was easy on the eyes"
     
  10. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behaviour
    "her easy virtue";
    - loose, promiscuous, sluttish [informal], wanton, tarty [informal], slutty [informal]
     
  11. (economics) less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
    "commodities are easy this quarter"
     
  12. (economics) obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
    "easy money"
     
  13. Not strict
    "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "an easy penalty";
    - lenient
Adverb: easy  ee-zee
  1. With ease ('easy' is sometimes used informally for 'easily')
    "success came too easy";
    - easily
     
  2. With low speed
    "go easy here--the road is slippery";
    - slowly, slow, tardily
     
  3. In a relaxed manner; or without hardship
    "the judge went easy on the young defendant"; "just wanted to take it easy";
    - soft

Derived forms: easiest, easier

See also: abundant, available, casual, clean, comfortable, comfy, cushy [informal], ease, easiness, easygoing, easy-going, effortless, elementary, gradual, hands-down, impressible, impressionable, light, painless, pleasing, relaxed, rich, simple, simpleness, simplicity, smooth, soft, unchaste, uncomplicated, undemanding, unhurried, unproblematic, user-friendly, waxy

Antonym: difficult, uneasy

Encyclopedia: Easy, Down There!