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easeful

[eez-fuh l] /ˈiz fəl/
adjective
1.
comfortable; quiet; peaceful; restful.
Origin of easeful
1325-1375
First recorded in 1325-75, easeful is from the Middle English word eisefull. See ease, -ful
Related forms
easefully, adverb
easefulness, noun
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  • The feeling of being "half in love with easeful death" has passed.

  • There is at the outset from Wimborne a choice between the easeful and the toilsome.

    The Hardy Country Charles G. Harper
  • He, sneered they, was too easeful and sensual to endure the discomfort of so long a journey.

    Great Ralegh Hugh De Selincourt
  • I let the problem be and fell back into the easeful lap of unconsciousness.

    Dead Man's Rock

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • From all soft, easeful beliefs and silken complacencies the last Irish poet breaks away in a book of insurrections.

    Imaginations and Reveries (A.E.) George William Russell
  • Let me sternly shake off some things—all frivolity, easeful indifference, the spirit of haste and self-seeking.

  • The stone-cold comforter attracts the poets, and most of them, like Keats, are half in love with easeful death.

    Side Lights James Runciman
  • These people are easeful in their actions, make as few moves as possible and thereby lend an air of restfulness wherever they go.

    How to Analyze People on Sight

    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • Most men, for one reason or another, have at times been 'half in love with easeful death.'

  • The essence of a functional psychosis is a flight from reality to a retreat of easeful unreality.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
British Dictionary definitions for easeful

easeful

/ˈiːzfʊl/
adjective
1.
characterized by or bringing ease; peaceful; tranquil
Derived Forms
easefully, adverb
easefulness, noun
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