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easygoing

or easy-going

[ee-zee-goh-ing] /ˈi ziˈgoʊ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
calm and unworried; relaxed and rather casual:
an easygoing person.
2.
going easily, as a horse.
Origin of easygoing
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; easy + going
Related forms
easygoingness, noun
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  • It was easy going until near noon, with no snow to speak about.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • "It will not be easy going for Otto," said the King, at the end of the short interview.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He pursed his lips, this easy going rector of Little Bradley.

    The Secret House Edgar Wallace
  • "I'd take it easy going down the step, sir," counseled the doorman.

    Empire Clifford Donald Simak
  • A road should be easy going for motors, horses, and foot-passengers.

  • Was this good-natured, easy going Marian Barber who had spoken?

  • They had hard work, but we on shore did not exactly find it easy going.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • "It's easy going now," he added, and his face had a look of pleasure.

    Carnac's Folly, Complete Gilbert Parker

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