easy·​go·​ing | \ˌē-zē-ˈgō-iŋ, -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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Other Words from easygoing

easygoingness noun

Examples of easygoing in a Sentence

counselors at the summer camp are pretty easygoing some men are pretty easygoing about housekeeping

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O’Rourke’s campaign approach reflects his own accessible, easygoing nature. Matt Viser, Town & Country, "Why So Many People Are Betting on Beto O'Rourke," 26 July 2018 This has left many with an uneasy sense that the Crosby persona of easygoing affability was a façade for a darker private life. Ted Gioia, WSJ, "‘Bing Crosby’ Review: Nothin’ but Blue Skies," 8 Nov. 2018 Marc Appleton: Our client asked for the unpretentious, easygoing informality of an old Shingle Style place. Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, "This New Home Feels Nostalgic In The Best Way," 30 Aug. 2018 Upon arriving in Afghanistan, Mr. Sarkisian, a jolly, easygoing man, became friends with Zahir Shah, the king, who insisted that the couple extend their eight-month stay to 3½ years. BostonGlobe.com, "Leo Sarkisian, at 97; creator of VOA’s ‘Music Time in Africa’," 4 July 2018 But Ben is so easygoing and so sweet, adorable, just a really really nice guy. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Behind The Curtain: How I Became The Production Designer For "The Bachelor"," 15 Mar. 2016 As a teenager in England, Fincham-Gray was enchanted by the TV adaptations of James Herriot’s best-selling books, which made a vet’s life seem as easygoing as a country stroll. Mark Athitakis, USA TODAY, "For this vet, sometimes the owners are the most difficult patients: New book," 17 Apr. 2018 Their full trust in me and easygoing attitudes helped validate my skill set and boost my confidence. Sunset, "6 Gourmet Backpacking Recipes for a Tasty Adventure," 22 Jan. 2018 While Maheen was brooding and detail-oriented, Angelo was easygoing. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, "The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of easygoing

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of easygoing was in 1674

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English Language Learners Definition of easygoing

: relaxed and informal

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