easy·​go·​ing | \ ˌē-zē-ˈgō-iŋ How to pronounce easygoing (audio) , -ˈgȯ(-)iŋ \

Definition of easygoing

1a : relaxed and casual in style or manner an easygoing boss
b : morally lax
2 : unhurried, comfortable an easygoing pace

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easygoingness noun

Examples of easygoing in a Sentence

counselors at the summer camp are pretty easygoing some men are pretty easygoing about housekeeping
Recent Examples on the Web Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "Grant Imahara, engineer and MythBusters host, dies at 49," 14 July 2020 His exuberant reactions and quirky one-liners were much appreciated by fans who have come to embrace his easygoing ways. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Klay Thompson: Warriors banking on ‘Splash Brother’ returning to 100%," 25 June 2020 Staff members rejected the criticism, arguing during a meeting that his coverage of Trump was too easygoing on the president. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Wall Street Journal reassigns top editor to opinion side after staff complaints," 10 June 2020 Choose Garden-Inspired Greens as Accent Colors Take cues from your favorite houseplants or garden varieties for easygoing, liveable shades of green. Laura Lambert, Better Homes & Gardens, "Why Green Is the Back-to-Nature Color We're Craving for 2020," 10 June 2020 Big Lake Boat Rentals in the Mat-Su north of Anchorage also has pontoons for an easygoing tour of the 145-square-mile lake — and jet skis for those with a need for speed. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, "Whether it’s on a boat tour, raft or kayak, get on the water and soak up some scenery," 28 May 2020 The front porch, complete with rocking chairs, exudes timeless Southern charm and sends the message that this is an easygoing, soothing place to hang your hat. Lauren Helmer, al, "See inside this Vestavia Hills modern farmhouse," 25 May 2020 Fincher understood how to warp Affleck’s easygoing appeal with the slightest sense of menace, and the result called to mind Hitchcock’s collaboration with popular movie stars such as Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Ben Affleck Gives the Performance of His Career," 7 Mar. 2020 Your flexibility and easygoing nature prove to be successful. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of easygoing

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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19 Jul 2020

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“Easygoing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easygoing. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of easygoing

: relaxed and informal

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