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[ee-zee-nis] /ˈi zi nɪs/
the quality or condition of being easy.
ease of manner; carelessness; indifference.
Origin of easiness
First recorded in 1350-1400, easiness is from the Middle English word esinesse. See easy, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This easiness of temper in our hero was much increased by the want of motive and stimulus.

  • There was an easiness of manner about them that charmed him.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • And we may say, that the easiness wherewith he learnt so many tongues, was almost equivalent to the lasting gift of them.

  • (On Hamlet's R.) Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.

    Hamlet William Shakespeare
  • They are often humorous, almost always light, and have the qualities which recommend such compositions, easiness and gaiety.

  • He was slim and vigorous, with a kind of easiness even in his most hasty movements.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • Relieved by the easiness of his examination and the courtesy of his captor, he even smiled and ventured upon a small pleasantry.

    Sir Mortimer Mary Johnston
  • But all this prodigality and easiness of life detracts a little from ambition.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • My easiness to give credit to what I heard in the course of our Tour was too great.

  • She envied the older woman's air of authority, her easiness of manner.

    Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche
British Dictionary definitions for easiness


the quality or condition of being easy to accomplish, do, obtain, etc
ease or relaxation of manner; nonchalance
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