Definition for EA'SY

EA'SY, a. [s as z. See Ease.]

  1. Quiet; being at rest; free from pain, disturbance or annoyance. The patient has slept well and is easy.
  2. Free from anxiety, care, solicitude or peevishness; quiet; tranquil; as, an easy mind.
  3. Giving no pain or disturbance; as, an easy posture; an easy carnage.
  4. Not difficult; that gives or requires no great labor or exertion; that presents no great obstacles; as, an easy task. It is often more easy to resolve, than to execute. Knowledge is easy to him that understandeth. – Prov. xiv.
  5. Not causing labor or difficulty. An easy ascent or slope, is a slope rising with a small angle.
  6. Smooth; not uneven; not rough or very hilly; that may be traveled with ease; as, an easy road.
  7. Gentle; moderate; not pressing; as, a ship under easy sail.
  8. Yielding with little or no resistance; complying; credulous. With such deceits he gained their easy hearts. – Dryden.
  9. Ready; not unwilling; as, easy to forgive. – Dryden.
  10. Contented; satisfied. Allow hired men wages that will a make them easy.
  11. Giving ease; freeing from labor, care or the fatigue of business; furnishing abundance without toil; affluent; as, easy circumstances; an easy fortune.
  12. Not constrained; not stiff or formal; as, easy manners; an easy address; easy movements in dancing.
  13. Smooth; flowing; not harsh; as, an easy style.
  14. Not jolting; as, the horse has an easy gait.
  15. Not heavy or burdensome. My yoke is easy, and my burden light. – Matth. xi.

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