difficult vs easy

difficult

Definitions

adjective

  1. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
  2. hard to control

Examples

The difficulties of the next year or two will, no doubt, reawaken the pro-euro lobby.

He asked me bluntly, ‘Why would you want to leave private life and take on such a difficult, dangerous and probably thankless job?’

Difficulties help to forge people into able folk.

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easy

Definitions

adjective

  1. less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
  2. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
  3. posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
  4. affording pleasure
  5. not hurried or forced
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adverb

  1. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
  2. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
  3. with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')

Examples

Anybody who has tried to follow a rigorous diet will know how easy it is to lapse back into bad habits.

I don't otherwise want to move: I have a large place in a convenient location with reasonable rent that allows pets, which isn't easy to find.

The centre is ideally located within easy reach of many historical sites and venues for practical and outdoor activities.

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