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ease

ease

 
pronunciation:
iz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at ease
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: freedom from pain, worry, or hard work.
She is having a month of ease after working so hard.
synonyms:
security
antonyms:
adversity, anxiety, misery, pain, worry
similar words:
comfort, rest, safety, well-being
definition 2: skill that makes something seem not difficult.
He speaks Spanish with ease.
synonyms:
deftness, dexterity, facility, fluency
similar words:
ability, address, aptitude, capability, expertise, faculty, knack, skill
phrase: at ease
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: eased, eases, easing
definition 1: to free from pain, worry, or trouble.
Her phone call eased my mind.
synonyms:
comfort, relieve, soothe
antonyms:
aggravate, concern
similar words:
calm, lighten, pacify, quiet, relax, smooth
definition 2: to move carefully and slowly.
He eased himself into his seat.
similar words:
advance, maneuver, move, slip
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