Easy is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand easy (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use easy in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of easy, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of easy, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adverb) - in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
EXAMPLES - Easy in a Sentence
- Saavik asked, coming up behind him, her expression easy. (source)
- You should also make your name easy to pronounce and spell. (source)
- It's a bit like HAL, but makes common API calls easy for applications (source)
- The reports are written in plain English, easy to read and consistent. (source)
- When the ladies rose, she joined them, her expression easy and content. (source)
- Where I live now there are maybe six within easy distance from my house. (source)
- "Well," he said to Helen, as he let out a deep sigh, "that's what I call easy!" (source)
- MYERS: You actually have what we call the easy side of the eye, believe it or not. (source)
- ENHANCED VOICE DETECTION Microphone makes hands-free iPhone calls easy while driving. (source)
- HD graphics and challenging gameplay make this title a easy choice for strategy game fans. (source)
- He also speaks in short, easy to understand sentences, and doesn't pontificate on a subject. (source)
- They were, in short, easy game for the mockers, and Elizabeth shrunk daily more into the shade. (source)
- I wondered how easy "easy" is as they say on that site in reference to the 14-foot skiff .... hmmmm (source)
- The issue is about taboo -- a word easy to mock until you realize it often upholds what is best in society. (source)
- If I cops the coin easy, like you figgers, why am I chambermaid to two dogs in a bum show at twenty-five per? (source)
- Craig is four musicians from central MA with a name easy enough to remember and a sound you will never forget. (source)
- Print 'em up in short easy to read or memorize sentences and make sure you do the same for Obama's positive policies. (source)
- Why is a message so loving and full of hope falling on ears that are more interested in "easy" answers to tough questions? (source)
- He argues, you know what, it's unfair to the people of Idaho for him to take what he calls the easy path and just simply resign. (source)
- So Shashai and Silver Star had been ridden down by Jess, taking the journey in short, easy stages, and arriving the previous evening. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is -- I hate to use the word easy, but it's an OK thing if you make the decision and this is how you want to have it. (source)
- And Allan, it looks like if this northern little jog continues, you may be on the south side of the side of the eye, which we call the easy side. (source)
- I have also moved all the other books and magazines that I want to upload right next to my desk in 'easy' reach (oh the piles of books!!! eeep!!!) (source)
- They have . . . lost their native innocence which formerly was their characteristic, and supplied its place with what they call an easy behavior. . . (source)
- I would like to believe the application is intuitive easy to use, but what I call easy may not be so for other folks, so here are some basic instructions. (source)
- Since there are many restaurants in easy walking distance in an around the lakeside villages, serving a variety of foods, eating should not be a challenge. (source)
- It's designed to be simple, clear and relatively quick, using plain English, easy-to-understand graphics, and a step-by-step approach that walks you through the process. (source)
- With a headlamp as his only light, Maslyn unseals an environmental door to reveal what he calls an easy entrance tunnel - half a meter wide - the size of a dinner platter. (source)
- Conran leads the way into the living area - a huge, light, airy space that might stand as an advertisement for what he describes as 'easy living' and effortless good taste. (source)
- The many trends presented by the author, in short easy to understand chapters, provide the reader with room to expand upon or take full advantage of the events of the next decade. (source)
- There is no - as you put it, there is no short-term easy solution because to build these structures requires a construction boom that would be unprecedented to get people into housing. (source)
- His hair, being too short to tie, fell no lower than his neck, in short easy curls; and he had a few sprigs about his paps, that garnished his chest in a style of strength and manliness. (source)
- It is very easy to suppose the Greek word "[Greek: kunas]," may have crept in instead of "[Greek: galas]" and this, indeed, is I believe, corroborated by the folio manuscript copy of the Bible, of (source)
- Second, water, very important, but the experts we talked to said, you know, you can go for a week with minimal water, and they didn't want to use the word easy, but they say it certainly has happened. (source)
- Between the rich stock valuation and the strongly bullish sentiment, RVBD's inability to please shareholders should not be a huge surprise, but at $30 per share, much of the short term easy money has probably been made. (source)
- The girl was worn with travel, for Lisle had abandoned the canoes some time ago, and the party had followed, by what he called easy stages, the trail he and the packers had broken, though the women had found the way hard enough. (source)
- Steve Martin and babies and art - According to Tricia Olszewski (there's a name easy to google!), Steve Martin insisted that a wedding scene be written into the Pink Panther movie sequel script because "every movie I've done that ends in a wedding or holding a baby has been a hit." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 63.0, which suggests that "easy" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 44 synonyms for easy.
accessible, apparent, basic, child's play, cinch, clear, easily done, effortless, elementary, evident, facile, inconsiderable, light, little, manageable, manifest, mere, no bother, no problem, no sweat, no trouble, not burdensome, nothing to it, obvious, painless, paltry, picnic, piece of cake, plain, plain sailing, pushover, royal, simple, simple as ABC, slight, smooth, snap, straightforward, uncomplicated, undemanding, uninvolved, untroublesome, wieldy, yielding
We have 26 antonyms for easy.
ambiguous, arduous, complex, complicated, demanding, difficult, exhausting, hard, impossible, intolerant, intricate, involved, laborious, obscure, onery, oppressive, strict, trying, unclear, uneasy, unhappy, unintelligible, unleisurely, unpermissive, unrelaxed, vague
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of easy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Capable of being accomplished or acquired with ease; posing no difficulty: an easy victory; an easy problem.
- (adjective) Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding: took the easy way out of her problems; wasn't satisfied with easy answers.
- (adjective) Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain: My mind was easy, knowing that I had done my best.
- (adjective) Affording comfort or relief; soothing: soft light that was easy on the eyes.
- (adjective) Prosperous; well-off: easy living; easy circumstances.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Comfortable; at ease.
- (adjective) Requiring little skill or effort, soft.
- (adjective) Consenting readily to sex.
- (adverb) In a relaxed or casual manner
- (adverb) In a manner without strictness or harshness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint.
- (adjective) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet.
- (adjective) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil.
- (adjective) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth
- (adjective) Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Having ease.
- (None) Free from want or from solicitude as to the means of living; affording a competence without toil; comfortable: as, easy circumstances; an easy fortune.
- (None) Not difficult; not wearisome; giving or requiring no great labor or effort; presenting no great obstacles; not burdensome: as, an easy task; an easy question; an easy road.
- (None) Giving no pain, shock, or discomfort: as, an easy posture; an easy carriage; an easy trot.
- (None) Moderate; not pressing or straining; not exacting; indulgent: as, a ship under easy sail; an easy master.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adverb) in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
- (adjective) less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
- (adjective) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
- (adjective) free from worry or anxiety
- (adjective) posing no difficulty; requiring little effort