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or easy-going

[ee-zee-goh-ing] /ˈi ziˈgoʊ ɪŋ/
calm and unworried; relaxed and rather casual:
an easygoing person.
going easily, as a horse.
Origin of easygoing
1665-75; easy + going
Related forms
easygoingness, noun Unabridged
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  • As the easy-going Horace says, 'The same thing happens to us all.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • The easy-going, relaxed attitude of Ricardo was really appalling.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • An objection to interference with his liberty even in the easy-going fashion of school-life was one of them.

    Deering of Deal Latta Griswold
  • He is unwilling, like most easy-going men, to inflict that kind of pain.

  • The Briton is tolerant and easy-going in times of peacetoo careless, perhaps, of the opinion of other nations.

    The German War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We were all a very genial, congenial party of easy-going geniuses.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
British Dictionary definitions for easy-going


relaxed in manner or attitude; inclined to be excessively tolerant
moving at a comfortable pace: an easy-going horse
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Word Origin and History for easy-going

also easygoing, 1640s, originally of horses, from easy + going.

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