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.
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At school or at work or in a competition especially, if someone is taking the easy way out then it’s like they’re being lazy or they’re doing something wrong. Do we get more credit for doing something the hard way than we would the easy way?
Words nearby easy
Origin of easy
SYNONYMS FOR easy
OTHER WORDS FROM easyeas·y·like, adjectiveo·ver·eas·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for easy
You know, when I was younger, I used to make problems for myself, like it was too easy.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They selected an “easy mark” who turned out to be an off-duty NYC Housing Authority cop named James Carragher.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This will make it easy to pour the flour mixture into the stand mixer.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is all too easy to be despondent in the face of what seems like the endless capacity of evil to reinvent itself.
Most people know the Universal Life Church as a quick and easy place to get ordained without leaving your couch.
It will not be easy to imagine any third mode materially different, which could rationally be proposed.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
I have never been in any place in which the relations with Moslems have been so easy and friendly.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
It was no easy matter to do this, for the friars were so heavy that it required three stout men to each to set them on their legs.Charley Laurel|W. H. G. Kingston
Of a simple and solid edifice, it is not easy, however, to circumscribe the duration.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Shaughnessy, with a haggard glance at the motionless form on the floor, rose and walked uncertainly to an easy chair.The Lash|Olin L. Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for easy
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
usage for easy
Idioms and Phrases with easy
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