My mind was easy, knowing that I had done my best.
Took the easy way out of her problems; wasn't satisfied with easy answers.
An easy penalty; a habit that isn't easy to give up.
An easy, good-natured manner.
An easy life.
Go easy on the butter.
Got off easy with only a small fine.
An example of easy is cooking a meal without the pressure of time.
An example of easy is a hike that continues at the same elevation.
An example of easy is a big cozy reclining chair.
An easy mark; an easy victim.
An easy climb.
Relax and take it easy for a while.
Success that came too easy.
An easy carriage.
An easy manner.
An easy mark.
Jane went easier on him after he broke his arm.
This project will cost 15 million dollars, easy.
He has a reputation for being easy; they say he slept with half the senior class.
- Capable of being accomplished or done with no difficulty.
- gotten and spent or lost with equal ease
- be careful! go slowly! etc.
- pleasant to look at; attractive
- to use or consume with restraintgo easy on the table salt.
- to deal with lenientlyTo go easy on traffic violators.
- to be in comfortable, relatively carefree circumstances
- to refrain from anger, haste, etc.
- to refrain from hard work; relax; rest
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of easy
- Middle English esi from Old French aaisie past participle of aaisier to put at ease a- to (from Latin ad- ad-) aise ease ease
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English eesy, esy, partly from Middle English ese (“ease”) + -y, equivalent to ease + -y, and partly from Old French aisié (“eased, at ease, at leisure”), past participle of aisier (“to put at ease”), from aise (“empty space, elbow room, opportunity”), of uncertain origin. See ease. Merged with Middle English ethe, eathe (“not difficult, easy”), from Old English ēaþe, īeþe (“easy, smooth, not difficult”), from Proto-Germanic *auþaz, *auþijaz (“easy, pleasing”), from *auþiz (“vacant, empty”), from Proto-Indo-European *aut- (“empty, lonely”). Compare also Old Saxon ōþi (“easy, vacant, empty”), Old High German ōdi (“easy, effortless, vacant, empty”), Old Norse auðr (“easy, vacant, empty”). More at ease, eath.