(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

- an easy job

- an easy problem

- an easy victory

Similar word(s): undemanding, casual, effortless, clean, cushy, easygoing, soft, elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic, painless, smooth, effortless, soft, simple

2. not hurried or forced

- an easy walk around the block

- at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

Similar word(s): unhurried, easygoing, leisurely

3. free from worry or anxiety

- knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy

- an easy good-natured manner

Similar word(s): comfortable, relaxed

4. affording pleasure

- easy good looks

Similar word(s): pleasing

5. having little impact

- an easy pat on the shoulder

Similar word(s): light, gentle, soft

6. readily exploited or tricked

- an easy victim

- an easy mark

Similar word(s): impressible, impressionable, waxy

7. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich

- easy living

Similar word(s): rich, comfortable, prosperous

8. marked by moderate steepness

- an easy climb

Similar word(s): gradual, gentle

9. affording comfort

- soft light that was easy on the eyes

Similar word(s): comfortable, comfy

10. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

- her easy virtue

Similar word(s): unchaste, loose, promiscuous, wanton

11. less in demand and therefore readily obtainable

- commodities are easy this quarter

Similar word(s): available

12. obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally

- easy money

Similar word(s): abundant

Sentences with easy as an adjective:

- Now that I know it's taken care of, I can rest easy at night.

- It's often easy to wake up but hard to get up.

- Rich people live in easy circumstances.

- an easy chair

- easy manners; an easy style

- He has a reputation for being easy; they say he slept with half the senior class.

- The market is easy.


1. with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')

- success came too easy

Similar word(s): easily

2. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

- go easy here--the road is slippery

Similar word(s): slow, slowly, tardily

3. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

- just wanted to take it easy

- the judge went easy on the young defendant

Similar word(s): soft

Sentences with easy as an adverb:

- 'After his illness, John decided to take it easy.

- This project will cost 15 million dollars, easy.


1. Something that is easy


1. to easy-oar (stop rowing)