If you're always carefree and relaxed, your friends might describe you as easygoing. Easygoing people probably get invited on camping trips more often than uptight, tense people do.

If your school has an easygoing dress code policy, it's probably fine if you wear a clown costume or high-heeled, glittery shoes to school. If your Spanish teacher isn't quite so easygoing, though, he may ask you to remove your red nose and wig before class starts. This adjective, which sounds fairly modern, has been around since the 1640s.

Definitions of easygoing
  1. adjective
    relaxed and informal in attitude or standards
    “an easygoing teacher who allowed extra time for assignments”
    requiring little if any patience or effort or skill
  2. adjective
    not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
    “the easygoing life of a parttime consultant”
    synonyms: cushy, soft
    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
  3. adjective
    not hurried or forced
    “at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace”
    synonyms: easy, leisurely
    relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste
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