[ UK /ˈiːzi/ ]
[ US /ˈizi/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
    commodities are easy this quarter
  2. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
    they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards
    his family is well-situated financially
    easy living
    well-to-do members of the community
    a prosperous family
  3. posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    an easy job
    the house is easy to heat
    took the easy way out of his dilemma
    an easy victory
    satisfied with easy answers
    an easy problem
  4. affording pleasure
    easy good looks
  5. not hurried or forced
    at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace
    an easy walk around the block
  6. having little impact
    a gentle breeze
    an easy pat on the shoulder
    gentle rain
    a soft (or light) tapping at the window
  7. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
    her easy virtue
    wanton behavior
  8. affording comfort
    soft light that was easy on the eyes
  9. obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
    easy money
  10. readily exploited or tricked
    an easy mark
    an easy victim
  11. free from worry or anxiety
    by the time the child faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words
    knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy
    an easy good-natured manner
  12. marked by moderate steepness
    a gentle slope
    an easy climb
ADVERB
  1. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
    the judge went easy on the young defendant
    just wanted to take it easy
  2. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
    please go slow so I can see the sights
    glaciers move tardily
    he spoke slowly
    go easy here--the road is slippery
  3. with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')
    she was easily excited
    he won easily
    success came too easy
    was easily confused
    this china breaks very easily
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How To Use easy In A Sentence

  • Anybody who has tried to follow a rigorous diet will know how easy it is to lapse back into bad habits. Times, Sunday Times
  • 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.
  • Unless a guide is along for the ride, it's all too easy to overshoot the reef and find yourself in green water, 200 feet above the nearest marine life.
  • In 1896, New Jersey passed a law that made it easy to charter a company - and it quickly became a leading venue for incorporations.
  • Those of us who have greasy skin face a constant battle against shine and spots. The Sun
  • Making an efficient icebox was not as easy as we might now suppose.
  • It's not going to be easy," says Steve Fletcher, a managing director at GCA Savvian Advisors in San Francisco. Breaking Into the Finance Field
  • What seemed an easy task becomes complicated by locals' objections and, ultimately, the landman's own crisis of conscience.
  • As far back as the 1920s, it was an easy getaway for Hollywood types looking for a little privacy; and this golden era lives on at select spots.
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