Easy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːzɪ|  American pronunciation of the word easy
Brit.  |ˈiːzɪ|  British pronunciation of the word easy


- not hurried or forced (syn: easygoing, leisurely)
an easy walk around the block
at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace
- affording pleasure
easy good looks
- having little impact (syn: gentle, soft)
an easy pat on the shoulder
- readily exploited or tricked
an easy victim
an easy mark
- in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich (syn: comfortable, prosperous, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do)
easy living
- marked by moderate steepness (syn: gentle)
an easy climb
- affording comfort
soft light that was easy on the eyes
- casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior (syn: light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton)
her easy virtue
- less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
commodities are easy this quarter
- obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
easy money


- with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily') (syn: easily)
success came too easy
- without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly') (syn: slow, slowly)
go easy here--the road is slippery
- in a relaxed manner; or without hardship (syn: soft)
just wanted to take it easy
the judge went easy on the young defendant

Extra examples

It's surprisingly easy to use.

It was an easy decision to make.

They scored an easy goal late in the game.

It wasn't easy for her to leave home.

There are no easy solutions to this problem.

He's had an easy life.

This new schedule should make our lives easier.

I hope this will make things easier for you.

I won't feel easy until I know that she arrived safely.

He just wants to take life easy now.

...we can make the trip in four hours easy...

The colours and scents make the flowers more easy to find.

You mount by six easy steps.

It is easy to make a solitude and call it peace.

The light, elegant, and easy prose of his novels.

Word forms

comparative: easier
superlative: easiest
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