easy

The adjective easy can describe anything that comes without too much effort, like your baseball team's easy win, or your dad's easy recipe for nachos.

Something that's easy isn't at all difficult — it just seems to fall into place. There's also a sense of slowness, casualness, and a lack of worry, like getting an easy "A" in your History of Hip Hop class. Easy comes from the Old French word aisie, "comfortable, rich, well-off," an easy way to live indeed. The only thing about easy that's less than simple is remembering to change the y to an i for variations like easier and easiest.

Definitions of easy
  1. adjective
    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    “an easy job”
    “an easy problem”
    “an easy victory”
    “the house is easy to heat”
    “satisfied with easy answers”
    “took the easy way out of his dilemma”
    Synonyms:
    undemanding
    requiring little if any patience or effort or skill
    casual, effortless
    not showing effort or strain
    clean
    without difficulties or problems
    cushy, easygoing, soft
    not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
    elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic
    easy and not involved or complicated
    hands-down
    achieved without great effort
    painless
    requiring little hard work or exertion
    simplified
    made easy or uncomplicated
    smooth
    lacking obstructions or difficulties
    user-friendly
    easy to use
    effortless
    requiring or apparently requiring no effort
    soft
    compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    simple
    having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved
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    difficult, hard
    not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    demanding
    requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
    ambitious, challenging
    requiring full use of your abilities or resources
    arduous
    difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
    awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable
    hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough
    making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    catchy, tricky
    having concealed difficulty
    delicate, ticklish, touchy
    difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    fractious
    unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome
    hard-fought
    requiring great effort
    herculean
    extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules
    nasty, tight
    exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    rocky, rough
    full of hardship or trials
    rugged, tough
    very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution
    serious
    requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve
    tall
    impressively difficult
    thorny
    bristling with perplexities
    troublesome
    difficult to deal with
    trying
    hard to endure
    vexed
    causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed
    effortful
    requiring great physical effort
    hard
    dispassionate
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  2. adjective
    obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally
    easy money”
    Synonyms:
    abundant
    present in great quantity
  3. adjective
    not hurried or forced
    “an easy walk around the block”
    synonyms: easygoing, leisurely
    unhurried
    relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste
  4. adjective
    having little impact
    “an easy pat on the shoulder”
    synonyms: gentle, soft
    light
    of little intensity or power or force
  5. adjective
    marked by moderate steepness
    “an easy climb”
    synonyms: gentle
    gradual
    (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt
  6. adjective
    less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
    “commodities are easy this quarter”
    Synonyms:
    available
    obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
  7. adverb
    with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily')
    “success came too easy
    synonyms: easily
  8. adverb
    without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
    “go easy here--the road is slippery”
    synonyms: slow, slowly, tardily
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    apace, chop-chop, quickly, rapidly, speedily
    with rapid movements
  9. adjective
    free from worry or anxiety
    “knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy
    “an easy good-natured manner”
    Synonyms:
    comfortable
    free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind
    relaxed
    without strain or anxiety
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    uneasy
    lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance
    uncomfortable
    conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
    apprehensive, worried
    mentally upset over possible misfortune, danger, etc.
    precarious, tenuous, unstable
    affording no ease or reassurance
    unquiet
    characterized by unrest or disorder
    tense
    in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
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  10. adjective
    in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
    easy living”
    synonyms: comfortable, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
    rich
    possessing material wealth
  11. adverb
    in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
    “"just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)”
    synonyms: soft
  12. adjective
    affording pleasure
    easy good looks”
    Synonyms:
    pleasing
    giving pleasure and satisfaction
  13. adjective
    affording comfort
    “soft light that was easy on the eyes”
    Synonyms:
    comfortable, comfy
    providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)
  14. adjective
    readily exploited or tricked
    “an easy mark”
    Synonyms:
    impressible, impressionable, waxy
    easily impressed or influenced
  15. adjective
    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    synonyms: light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton
    unchaste
    not chaste
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