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or easy-going

[ee-zee-goh-ing] /ˈi ziˈgoʊ ɪŋ/
calm and unworried; relaxed and rather casual:
an easygoing person.
going easily, as a horse.
Origin of easygoing
First recorded in 1665-75; easy + going
Related forms
easygoingness, noun Unabridged
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  • Jesse Brown, his foreman, seemed to be loyal, but he was easy-going and weak.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • Would n't it be hard for a good-tempered, easy-going fellow?

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II. Charles James Lever
  • The easy-going, relaxed attitude of Ricardo was really appalling.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • He is unwilling, like most easy-going men, to inflict that kind of pain.

  • We were all a very genial, congenial party of easy-going geniuses.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • An easy-going man, he did not cross bridges till he came to them.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for easy-going


relaxed in manner or attitude; inclined to be excessively tolerant
moving at a comfortable pace: an easy-going horse
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Word Origin and History for easy-going

also easygoing, 1640s, originally of horses, from easy + going.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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