or eas·y-go·ing



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 formseas·y·go·ing·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of easy-going

Historical Examples of easy-going

  • 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?

  • The easy-going, relaxed attitude of Ricardo was really appalling.


    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.


    Charles Godfrey Leland

British Dictionary definitions for easy-going



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

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

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