overeasy

easy

[ee-zee]
adjective, easier, easiest.
1.
not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort: a book that is easy to read; an easy victory.
2.
free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care: He led an easy life.
3.
providing or conducive to ease or comfort; comfortable: an easy stance; an easy relationship.
4.
fond of or given to ease; easygoing: an easy disposition.
5.
not harsh or strict; lenient: an easy master.
6.
not burdensome or oppressive: easy terms on a loan.
7.
not difficult to influence or overcome; compliant: an easy prey; an easy mark.
8.
free from formality, constraint, or embarrassment: He has an easy manner.
9.
effortlessly clear and fluent: an easy style of writing.
10.
readily comprehended or mastered: an easy language to learn.
11.
not tight or constricting: an easy fit.
12.
not forced or hurried; moderate: an easy pace.
13.
not steep; gradual: an easy flight of stairs.
14.
Commerce.
a.
(of a commodity) not difficult to obtain; in plentiful supply and often weak in price.
b.
(of the market) not characterized by eager demand.
15.
Nautical.
a.
(of a bilge) formed in a long curve so as to make a gradual transition between the bottom and sides of a vessel; slack.
b.
(of the run of a hull) having gently curved surfaces leading from the middle body to the stern; not abrupt.
adverb
16.
Informal. in an easy manner; comfortably: to go easy; take it easy.
noun
17.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter E.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English aisie, esy < Anglo-French (a)eisie, Old French aisié, aised, past participle of aisier to ease

easylike, adjective
overeasy, adjective


2. tranquil, untroubled, comfortable, contented, quiet. 8. smooth, unconstrained.


1. difficult. 2. agitated. 3. uncomfortable.
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easy (ˈiːzɪ)
 
adj , easier, easiest
1.  not requiring much labour or effort; not difficult; simple: an easy job
2.  free from pain, care, or anxiety: easy in one's mind
3.  not harsh or restricting; lenient: easy laws
4.  tolerant and undemanding; easy-going: an easy disposition
5.  readily influenced or persuaded; pliant: she was an easy victim of his wiles
6.  not tight or constricting; loose: an easy fit
7.  not strained or extreme; moderate; gentle: an easy pace; an easy ascent
8.  economics
 a.  readily obtainable
 b.  Compare tight (of a market) characterized by low demand or excess supply with prices tending to fall
9.  informal ready to fall in with any suggestion made; not predisposed: he is easy about what to do
10.  slang sexually available
11.  informal easy on the eye pleasant to look at; attractive, esp sexually
12.  woman of easy virtue a sexually available woman, esp a prostitute
 
adv
13.  informal in an easy or relaxed manner
14.  informal easy does it go slowly and carefully; be careful
15.  go easy on
 a.  to use in moderation
 b.  to treat leniently
16.  military stand easy a command to soldiers standing at ease that they may relax further
17.  take it easy
 a.  to avoid stress or undue hurry
 b.  to remain calm; not become agitated or angry
 
vb , easier, easiest, easies, easying, easied
18.  (usually imperative) Also: easy-oar to stop rowing
 
usage  Easy is not used as an adverb by careful speakers and writers except in certain set phrases: to take it easy; easy does it. Where a fixed expression is not involved, the usual adverbial form of easily is preferred: this polish goes on more easily (not easier) than the other

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easy
c.1200, "at ease," from O.Fr. aisie, pp. of aisier "to put at ease," from aise (see ease). Sense of "not difficult to deal with" is mid-14c.; of conditions, "comfortable," late 14c. The concept of "not difficult" was expressed in O.E. and early M.E. by eaþe (adv.), ieþe
(adj.), apparently common W.Gmc., but of disputed origin. Easy Street first printed 1901 in "Peck's Red-Headed Boy." Easy rider (1912) was U.S. black slang for "sexually satisfying lover." The easy listening radio format is from 1965, defined by William Safire (in 1986) as, "the music of the 60's played in the 80's with the style of the 40's." Related: Easier; easiest.
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