Definitions for EASYˈi zi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
eas•yˈi zi(adj. and adv.)eas•i•er, eas•i•est.
(adj.)requiring no great labor or effort; not hard or difficult.
free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care:
an easy mind.
providing or conducive to ease or comfort; comfortable.
an easy disposition.
not harsh or strict; lenient.
not burdensome or oppressive:
easy terms on a loan.
not difficult to influence or overcome; compliant:
free from formality, constraint, or embarrassment:
an easy manner.
effortlessly clear and fluent:
an easy style of writing.
not tight or constricting:
an easy fit.
not forced or hurried; moderate:
an easy pace.
not steep; gradual.
not difficult to obtain; in plentiful supply and often weak in price.
(adv.)in an easy manner; easily; comfortably:
to go easy; to take it easy.
Idioms for easy:
take it or go easy on, to act with moderation in using or consuming: to treat with clemency:
Take it easy on the popcorn.
to go easy on a prisoner.
Origin of easy:
1150–1200; ME aisie, esy < AF (a)eisie, OF aisié, aised, ptp. of aisier to ease
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, easygoing, leisurely(adj)
not hurried or forced
"an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"
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 chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
"easy good looks"
easy, gentle, soft(adj)
having little impact
"an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"
readily exploited or tricked
"an easy victim"; "an easy mark"
comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do(adj)
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"
marked by moderate steepness
"an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"
"soft light that was easy on the eyes"
easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton(adj)
casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
"her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
"commodities are easy this quarter"
obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
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"
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"
in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
"just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an easy question; Learning a new language isn't always easy.; It'd be easier for us to meet at my house.
relaxed and comfortable
an easy life
indicates you do not mind what decision is made
I'm easy where we go - you choose.
indicates sth is more difficult than it seems
Finding new employees now will be easier said than done.
to treat sb kindly, not harshly
Go easy on her - she's never done this before.
a weekend at the beach taking it easy
indicates you want sb to calm down
Take it easy - he's just trying to help!
In a relaxed or casual manner
After his illness, John decided to take it easy.
In a manner without strictness or harshness.
Jane went easier on him after he broke his arm.
Used an intensifier for large magnitudes.
This project will cost 15 million dollars, easy.
Comfortable; at ease.
Requiring little skill or effort, soft.
The teacher gave an easy test to her students.
Consenting readily to sex.
She has a reputation for being easy; they say she's slept with half the senior class.
at ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint
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
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
not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory
causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion
not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready
moderate; sparing; frugal
not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'EASY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #717
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'EASY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #625
Rank popularity for the word 'EASY' in Adjectives Frequency: #51
Translations for EASY
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
This is an easy job (to do).
- fácilPortuguese (BR)
- lehký, snadnýCzech
- let; simpel; ligetilDanish
- आसान, सरलHindi
- lett(vint), enkel(t), uanstrengtNorwegian
- lätt, enkelSwedish
- 容易的Chinese (Trad.)
- dễ dàngVietnamese
- 容易的Chinese (Simp.)
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