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easy

adjective uk   /ˈiː.zi/ us  

easy adjective (NOT DIFFICULT)

A1 needing little effort: an easy exam Would a ten o'clock appointment be easier for you? [+ to infinitive] It's easy to see why he's so popular. She's very easy to talk to. The easiest thing to do would be for us to take the train home. It isn't easy being a parent. Getting into the film business is no easy matter. I don't trust that easy (= relaxed) charm of his.informal My car can do 250 kph, easy.
Opposite

easy adjective (COMFORTABLE)

comfortable or calm; free from worry, pain, etc.: They both retired and went off to lead an easy life in the Bahamas. I don't feel easy about leaving him alone in the house all day. With the harvest finished, I was able to relax with an easy mind/conscience.
easiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of easy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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