What is the meaning of easy?


  • Posing no difficulty; requiring little effort.
    • usage: "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"
  • Not hurried or forced.
    • usage: "an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"
  • Free from worry or anxiety.
    • usage: "knowing 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"
  • Affording pleasure.
    • usage: "easy good looks"
  • Having little impact.
    • usage: "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
  • Readily exploited or tricked.
    • usage: "an easy victim"; "an easy mark"
  • In fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich.
    • usage: "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"
  • Marked by moderate steepness.
    • usage: "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"
  • Affording comfort.
    • usage: "soft light that was easy on the eyes"
  • Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior.
    • usage: "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
  • Less in demand and therefore readily obtainable.
    • usage: "commodities are easy this quarter"
  • Obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally.
    • usage: "easy money"


  • With ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily'. )
    • usage: "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused"; "he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily"; "success came too easy"
  • Without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'. )
    • usage: "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here-the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"
  • In a relaxed manner; or without hardship."just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
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