free and easy


Definition of free and easy

1 : marked by informality and lack of constraint the free and easy, open-air life of the plains— Allan Murray
2 : not observant of strict demands too free and easy in accepting political contributions

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Other Words from free and easy

free-and-easiness \ ˌfrē-​ən(d)-​ˈē-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce free-and-easiness (audio) \ noun
free and easy adverb

Examples of free and easy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The banter is free and easy, like a street-side barbershop full of old friends, and pretty much everyone is fair game. Jay Cohen, Star Tribune, ""We love baseball" Wrigley ballhawks stay on during pandemic," 31 July 2020 Plenty of these tools are free and easy enough for children to use. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian Magazine, "Seventy-Five Scientific Research Projects You Can Contribute to Online," 15 June 2020 The ruling class likes to imagine a state of familial harmony between those who own the land and those who toil on it, but not necessarily the free and easy companionship that Olmo and Alfredo sometimes enjoy. New York Times, "A Five-Hour Crash Course in Italian History That’s Also Great Filmmaking," 6 May 2020 Happiness can feel hard to find these days, but research shows that there are free and easy ways to help boost your mood—at least a bit. Popular Science, "Eight science-backed tricks to make you feel less sad," 21 Apr. 2020 Where to get more information The Enquirer has a free and easy-to-use voter guide. Carl Weiser,, "Ohio Election Day March 17: What you need to know," 16 Mar. 2020 Rasmussen's 99s were also coming free and easy – a testament to just how potent his arm is. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As radar gun hits 99 mph, former 2018 sixth-round pick Drew Rasmussen could make his major-league debut this season for Brewers," 25 Feb. 2020 Receiver Phillip Dorsett, who missed the win over the Giants with a balky hamstring, was at the session and was moving free and easy., "Press Pass: Ben Watson is back with the Patriots," 17 Oct. 2019 The internet was designed to make information free and easy for anyone to access. Louise Matsakis, Wired, "Scraping the Web Is a Powerful Tool. Clearview AI Abused It," 25 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of free and easy

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Aug 2020

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“Free and easy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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