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[eez-fuh l] /ˈiz fəl/
comfortable; quiet; peaceful; restful.
Origin of easeful
First recorded in 1325-75, easeful is from the Middle English word eisefull. See ease, -ful
Related forms
easefully, adverb
easefulness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Flexibility was her first characteristic, by which she appeared to enjoy the most easeful rest when she was in gliding motion.

  • The feeling of being "half in love with easeful death" has passed.

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

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • 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
  • His life has grown too bitter to be borne with fortitude, almost he is "half in love with easeful death."

    Portia Duchess
  • Most men, for one reason or another, have at times been 'half in love with easeful death.'

  • One could not but feel that even when he struck to kill he would strike with easeful grace.

  • Let me sternly shake off some things—all frivolity, easeful indifference, the spirit of haste and self-seeking.

  • 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
  • "They's some folks just come in to inquire," continued Grandma, giving an easeful touch to the pillows.

    Cape Cod Folks Sarah P. McLean Greene
British Dictionary definitions for easeful


characterized by or bringing ease; peaceful; tranquil
Derived Forms
easefully, adverb
easefulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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