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easy

eas·y

easy

 
 
pronunciation:
i zi
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Builder
part of speech: adjective
inflections: easier, easiest
definition 1: not hard or difficult.
It's an easy job that anybody can do.Math is an easy subject for her.His writing is easy to understand.
synonyms:
effortless, facile, gut, simple, snap, soft
antonyms:
ambitious, arduous, awkward, challenging, demanding, difficult, hard, herculean, knotty, laborious, onerous, severe, stiff, strenuous, tall, taxing, tough, tricky, troublesome, uphill
similar words:
cheap, clean, comprehensible, intelligible, light, painless, understandable
definition 2: conducive to comfort and relaxation.
They had saved their money and were able to lead an easy life in their retirement.
synonyms:
carefree, comfortable, homey, quiet, relaxed, restful
antonyms:
difficult, hard, sticky, stressful, trying, uncomfortable
similar words:
calm, casual, cozy, peaceful, relaxed, secure, simple, tranquil, untroubled
definition 3: not harsh or severe; lenient.
She's thankful she has an easy teacher this year.
synonyms:
clement, easygoing, gentle, lenient, permissive, relaxed, soft
antonyms:
demanding, difficult, hard, rugged, severe, tough
similar words:
indulgent, merciful, tolerant, undemanding, unexacting
definition 4: free from formal constraints; unaffected.
She has an easy way with children.
synonyms:
graceful, smooth, unaffected
antonyms:
constrained, formal, ill at ease
similar words:
careless, clement, forbearing, free, informal, loose, natural, open, unceremonious, unconstrained, unforced, unreserved
definition 5: unhurried.
The horse trotted at an easy pace.
synonyms:
easygoing, laid-back, leisurely, unhurried
antonyms:
frantic, frenetic
similar words:
casual, deliberate, slow
definition 6: influenced or dominated without difficulty.
The mouse is easy prey for the cat.
synonyms:
manageable, susceptible
antonyms:
difficult, hard
similar words:
accommodating, amenable, compliant, docile, soft, tractable, vulnerable
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: easier, easiest
definition: in an unhurried or relaxed manner.
I am taking life easy from now on.
synonyms:
comfortably, easily, leisurely
antonyms:
hard, hurriedly
similar words:
casually, relaxedly, slow, slowly
Word Builder: easy
  • easily:
    with no difficulty; in an easy way.