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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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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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 An easygoing man with a sharp sense of humor who was also an able storyteller, Mr. Gamber liked meeting with friends for a few drinks at Grand Cru in Belvedere Square. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Lawrence L. Gamber III, architectural draftsman, dies," 7 July 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 three-and-a-half years. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "Leo Sarkisian, who brought African music to listeners around the world, dies at 97," 30 June 2018 Sandler’s on 9th | Washington Square West Former Palm Restaurant general manager Paul Sandler is behind this easygoing American specializing in burgers and all-day breakfast (opens at 7 a.m. daily) at the Franklin (Ninth and Chestnut Streets). Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Your dining guide to the new A.C. casinos | Let's Eat," 27 June 2018 But in the studio, his new record label, Impulse, wanted easygoing songbook albums that would win over reviewers and buyers. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album’ Review: Sitting in the Studio With Coltrane," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of easygoing

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of easygoing

: relaxed and informal

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