Eas"y (?), a. [Compar. Easier (?); superl. Easiest.] [OF. aisié, F. aisé, prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See Ease, v. t.]
At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy. (b) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind. (c) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style.
vigor of a line."
Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing.
ways to die."
Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.
It were an easy leap.
Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.
Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.
He gained their easy hearts.
He is too tyrannical to be an easy monarch.
Sir W. Scott.
Moderate; sparing; frugal.
Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight.
Honors are easy Card Playing, said when each side has an equal number of honors, in which case they are not counted as points.
Syn. -- Quiet; comfortable; manageable; tranquil; calm; facile; unconcerned.
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