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Meaning & Definition of Easy in English

English

Easy

/izi/

adjective

1. Posing no difficulty

  • Requiring little effort
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • easy

2. Not hurried or forced

  • "An easy walk around the block"
  • "At a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"
    synonym:
  • easy
  • ,
  • easygoing
  • ,
  • leisurely

3. Free from worry or anxiety

  • "Knowing that i had done my best, my mind was easy"
  • "An easy good-natured manner"
  • "By the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
    synonym:
  • easy

4. Affording pleasure

  • "Easy good looks"
    synonym:
  • easy

5. Having little impact

  • "An easy pat on the shoulder"
  • "Gentle rain"
  • "A gentle breeze"
  • "A soft (or light) tapping at the window"
    synonym:
  • easy
  • ,
  • gentle
  • ,
  • soft

6. Readily exploited or tricked

  • "An easy victim"
  • "An easy mark"
    synonym:
  • easy

7. In fortunate circumstances financially

  • Moderately rich
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • comfortable
  • ,
  • easy
  • ,
  • prosperous
  • ,
  • well-fixed
  • ,
  • well-heeled
  • ,
  • well-off
  • ,
  • well-situated
  • ,
  • well-to-do

8. Marked by moderate steepness

  • "An easy climb"
  • "A gentle slope"
    synonym:
  • easy
  • ,
  • gentle

9. Affording comfort

  • "Soft light that was easy on the eyes"
    synonym:
  • easy

10. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

  • "Her easy virtue"
  • "He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
  • "Wanton behavior"
    synonym:
  • easy
  • ,
  • light
  • ,
  • loose
  • ,
  • promiscuous
  • ,
  • sluttish
  • ,
  • wanton

11. Less in demand and therefore readily obtainable

  • "Commodities are easy this quarter"
    synonym:
  • easy

12. Obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally

  • "Easy money"
    synonym:
  • easy

adverb

1. With ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')

  • "She was easily excited"
  • "Was easily confused"
  • "He won easily"
  • "This china breaks very easily"
  • "Success came too easy"
    synonym:
  • easily
  • ,
  • easy

2. Without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

  • "He spoke slowly"
  • "Go easy here--the road is slippery"
  • "Glaciers move tardily"
  • "Please go slow so i can see the sights"
    synonym:
  • slowly
  • ,
  • slow
  • ,
  • easy
  • ,
  • tardily

3. In a relaxed manner

  • Or without hardship
  • "Just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)
    synonym:
  • easy
  • ,
  • soft

Examples of using

Playing tennis is easy for me.
It's easy to say, but it's not easy to do.
Esperanto is easy to pronounce.