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Definition 1: posing no difficulty; requiring little effort - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 is similar to ...) achieved without great effort

"a hands-down victory"

(easy is similar to ...) lacking obstructions or difficulties

"the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly"

(easy is similar to ...) requiring little hard work or exertion

"a painless solution to the problem"

(easy is similar to ...) easy and not involved or complicated

"an elementary problem in statistics" "elementary, my dear Watson" "a simple game" "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"

(easy is similar to ...) not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship

"what a cushy job!" "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant" "a soft job"

(easy is similar to ...) without difficulties or problems

"a clean test flight"

(easy is similar to ...) not showing effort or strain

"a difficult feat performed with casual mastery" "careless grace"

(easy is similar to ...) easy to use

(means also ...) requiring or apparently requiring no effort

"the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air"

(means also ...) compassionate and kind; conciliatory

"he was soft on his children"

(means also ...) having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved

"a simple problem" "simple mechanisms" "a simple design" "a simple substance"

(means also ...) requiring little if any patience or effort or skill

"the pay was adequate and the job undemanding" "simple undemanding affection" "an undemanding boss"

(... are attributes of easy) freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

"he rose through the ranks with apparent ease" "they put it into containers for ease of transportation" "the very easiness of the deed held her back"

Definition 2: free from worry or anxiety - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy
  • an easy good-natured manner
  • by the time the child faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words

(means also ...) free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind

"was settled in a comfortable job, one for which he was well prepared" "the comfortable thought that nothing could go wrong" "was comfortable in his religious beliefs" "she's a comfortable person to be with" "she felt comfortable with her fiance's parents"

(means also ...) without strain or anxiety

"gave the impression of being quite relaxed" "a relaxed and informal discussion"

Definition 3: in a relaxed manner; or without hardship - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • just wanted to take it easy
  • the judge went easy on the young defendant

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was easily excited
  • was easily confused
  • he won easily
  • this china breaks very easily
  • success came too easy

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 5: without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he spoke slowly
  • go easy here--the road is slippery
  • glaciers move tardily
  • please go slow so I can see the sights

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 6: obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • easy money

(easy is similar to ...) present in great quantity

"an abundant supply of water"

(easy belongs to category ...) the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

Definition 7: less in demand and therefore readily obtainable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • commodities are easy this quarter

(easy is similar to ...) obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

"kept a fire extinguisher available" "much information is available through computers" "available in many colors" "the list of available candidates is unusually long"

(easy belongs to category ...) the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

Definition 8: affording comfort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • soft light that was easy on the eyes

(easy is similar to ...) providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)

"comfortable clothes" "comfortable suburban houses" "made himself comfortable in an armchair" "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable" "are you comfortable?" "feeling comfy now?"

Definition 9: marked by moderate steepness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an easy climb
  • a gentle slope

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is similar to ...) (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt

"a gradual slope"

Definition 10: readily exploited or tricked - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an easy victim
  • an easy mark

(easy is similar to ...) easily impressed or influenced

"an impressionable youngster" "an impressionable age" "a waxy mind"

Definition 11: having little impact - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an easy pat on the shoulder
  • gentle rain
  • a gentle breeze
  • a soft (or light) tapping at the window

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is similar to ...) of little intensity or power or force

"the light touch of her fingers" "a light breeze"

Definition 12: affording pleasure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • easy good looks

(easy is similar to ...) giving pleasure and satisfaction

"a pleasing piece of news"

Definition 13: in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is similar to ...) possessing material wealth

"her father is extremely rich" "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

Definition 14: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her easy virtue
  • he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
  • wanton behavior

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is similar to ...) not chaste

"unchaste conduct"

Definition 15: not hurried or forced - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where easy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an easy walk around the block
  • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

Synonyms for easy in the sense of this definition

(easy is similar to ...) relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste

"people strolling about in an unhurried way" "an unhurried walk" "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice"

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