easy·​go·​ing ˌē-zē-ˈgō-iŋ How to pronounce easygoing (audio)
: relaxed and casual in style or manner
an easygoing boss
: morally lax
: unhurried, comfortable
an easygoing pace
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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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Easygoing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easygoing. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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easy·​go·​ing ˌē-zē-ˈgō-iŋ How to pronounce easygoing (audio)
: taking life easy : carefree
easygoingness noun

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