adjective, eas·i·er, eas·i·est.
- (of a commodity) not difficult to obtain; in plentiful supply and often weak in price.
- (of the market) not characterized by eager demand.
- (of a bilge) formed in a long curve so as to make a gradual transition between the bottom and sides of a vessel; slack.
- (of the run of a hull) having gently curved surfaces leading from the middle body to the stern; not abrupt.
Origin of easy
Synonyms for easy
Antonyms for easy
Related Words for easieraccessible, straightforward, simple, clear, smooth, obvious, effortless, uncomplicated, painless, slow, secure, successful, peaceful, quiet, comfortable, pleasant, soft, flexible, natural, apparent
Examples from the Web for easier
Contemporary Examples of easier
Talking about death is never easy, but with food, comfort, and familiarity, a new kind of dinner party is making it easier.Everyone at This Dinner Party Has Lost Someone
January 6, 2015
Finding a smuggler in Ventimiglia is easier than finding good food.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
Consider, too, that in this digital age, making something public is not only easier but has greater reach.Public Marriage Proposals Must Die
December 28, 2014
As it stands, the deal will ease the travel ban and trade embargo, and make it easier for Americans to do business in Cuba.Cuba Is A Kleptocracy, Not Communist
December 19, 2014
This deal will greatly ease a travel ban and the trade embargo, and make it easier for Americans to do business in Cuba.Up To Speed: The Cuba Embargo
December 18, 2014
Historical Examples of easier
It is easier to say what this expression is not, than what it is.
At length her head came up a little and her breathing was easier and easier.Way of the Lawless
To me, at least, the blow is easier to bear when I know that His beloved hand didn't strike it.The Conquest of Fear
"I don't see any easier way to get half a million," he said aggressively.Within the Law
The parting was easier than might have been expected, for we all rose to the occasion.The Bacillus of Beauty
adjective easier or easiest
- readily obtainable
- (of a market) characterized by low demand or excess supply with prices tending to fallCompare tight (def. 10)
- to use in moderation
- to treat leniently
- to avoid stress or undue hurry
- to remain calm; not become agitated or angry
verb easies, easying or easied
Word Origin for easy
c.1200, "at ease," from Old French aisie "comfortable, at ease, rich, well-off" (Modern French aisé), past participle of aisier "to put at ease," from aise (see ease).
Sense of "not difficult to deal with" is mid-14c.; of conditions, "comfortable," late 14c. The concept of "not difficult" was expressed in Old English and early Middle English by eaþe (adv.), ieþe (adj.), apparently common West Germanic, but of disputed origin. Easy Street first printed 1901 in "Peck's Red-Headed Boy." Easy money attested by 1896; to take it easy "relax" is from 1867; easy does it recorded by 1891. Easy rider (1912) was U.S. black slang for "sexually satisfying lover." The easy listening radio format is from 1965, defined by William Safire (in 1986) as, "the music of the 60's played in the 80's with the style of the 40's." Related: Easier; easiest.
In addition to the idioms beginning with easy
- easy as pie
- easy come, easy go
- easy does it
- easy money
- easy on the eyes
- easy sledding
- easy street, on
- breathe easy
- free and easy
- get off (easy)
- go easy
- let someone down easy
- on easy street
- take it easy