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: causing or involving little difficulty or discomfort
within easy reach
: requiring or indicating little effort, thought, or reflection
: not severe : lenient
hopes they'll be easy on him
: not steep or abrupt
: not difficult to endure or undergo
an easy penalty
: readily taken advantage of
an easy target for takeovers
an easy mark for con men
: readily available
: plentiful in supply at low or declining interest rates
: less in demand and usually lower in price
bonds were easier
: sexually promiscuous
: marked by peace and comfort
the easy life of a courtier
: not hurried or strenuous
an easy pace
: free from pain, annoyance, or anxiety
did all she could to make him easier
: marked by social ease
an air of easy assurance
an easy disposition
: giving ease, comfort, or relaxation
: not burdensome or straitened
bought on easy terms
: fitting comfortably : allowing freedom of movement
: marked by ready facility
an easy flowing style
: felt or attained to readily, naturally, and spontaneously
an easy smile
: without undue speed or excitement
take it easy
: without worry or care
: without a severe penalty
got off easy
: without violent movement
the boat rode easy
Adjective It's surprisingly easy to use. It was an easy decision to make. They scored an easy goal late in the game. It wasn't easy for her to leave home. There are no easy solutions to this problem. He's had an easy life. This new schedule should make our lives easier. I hope this will make things easier for you. I won't feel easy until I know that she arrived safely. Adverb He just wants to take life easy now. we can make the trip in four hours easy See More
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AdjectiveIndianapolis Star Winning wasn't going to be easy in this matchup, but North Putnam still prevailed 65-53 against Riverton Parke in an Indiana boys basketball matchup. —Indy Star Sports, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Mar. 2023 Playing there was easy because fans brought the electricity. —Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Mar. 2023 That message hasn’t always been easy for Ellis to internalize. —Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2023 This is a family favorite and my family isn't easy! —Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Mar. 2023 But capturing a toucan is not easy, especially without a special trap with remote control capabilities, Stevens said. —Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Mar. 2023 Beating a team three times is not easy, especially a team like Deer Valley, who plays hard all game long. —Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 2 Mar. 2023 Advertisement However, redeploying officers into the city’s schools wouldn’t be easy, in part because of challenges with police retention and hiring. —Michael Brice-saddler, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2023 And making new equipment isn't easy under sanctions. —Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023
AdverbGet the recipe for Banana-Butterscotch Cake. 10 Spring Daisy Lemon Layer Cake This easy layered lemon cake is the perfect centerpiece for your Easter desserts, thanks to the sweet daisies adorning the sides. —Erin Cavoto, Country Living, 3 Mar. 2023 But the Ericsson case highlights what critics of the department say has been a years-long pattern of granting companies deferred prosecution agreements that let them off easy for wrongdoing. —Devlin Barrett, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2023 Sesame Workshop has a long history of explaining complex topics in easy-to-understand terms, executives said on a press call announcing the campaign. —Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 Shoppers love how easy and effectivene the Poweart Cordless V870 Vacuum Cleaner is. —Clara Mcmahon, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2023 The frothing container can be removed to store leftover milk in the fridge and it can be put in the dishwasher, making clean up easy. —Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 28 Feb. 2023 And there is certainly a lot to like in this easy-handling 18-volt saw from Ryobi, a power tool priced for homeowners and hobbyists but capable of doing very smooth, straight and accurate cuts. —Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 27 Feb. 2023 The lightweight suitcase has 360 wheels that will make gliding through the airport or city streets easy and can carry up to nine outfits. —Paris Wilson, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Feb. 2023 Digitized systems that provide online appointment booking and easy-to-share electronic records can help patients bypass often confusing bureaucratic processes. —Kiltesh Patel, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 See More
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