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easeful

[eez-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. comfortable; quiet; peaceful; restful.
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Origin of easeful

First recorded in 1325–75, easeful is from the Middle English word eisefull. See ease, -ful
Related formsease·ful·ly, adverbease·ful·ness, noun
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Related Words

cozyeasypeacefulquietrestfulsnugsoothingundisturbeduntroubled

Examples from the Web for easeful

Historical Examples

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

    Impressions of a War Correspondent

    George Lynch

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for easeful

easeful

adjective
  1. characterized by or bringing ease; peaceful; tranquil
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Derived Formseasefully, adverbeasefulness, noun
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