(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. comfortable, restful, indolent, unconcerned, untroubled; free, unembarrassed, careless, smooth, unconstrained, natural, graceful; effortless (see facility); mild, gentle, indulgent; tractable, compliant; light, unexacting. See elegance, moderation, consent, content. Ant., difficult, hard, awkward.
- on easy street
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Free from constraint or care]
Syn. at ease, secure, prosperous, comfortable, commodious, well-to-do, leisurely, unembarrassed, unconstrained, unaffected, natural, spontaneous, informal, free and easy, d?gag?, loose, forthright, calm, peaceful, tranquil, careless, content(ed), carefree, untroubled, relaxed, equable, hospitable, on easy street, in clover*.
Ant. hard, impoverished, strained.
2. [Providing no difficulty]
Syn. simple, facile, effortless, obvious, apparent, clear, uncomplicated, elementary, yielding, easily done, not burdensome, requiring no effort, presenting few difficulties, smooth, manageable, accessible, wieldy, straightforward, foolproof, slight, mere, light, undemanding, nothing to it*, plain sailing*, simple as ABC*, easy as pie*, like taking candy from a baby*, like shooting fish in a rain barrel*, a piece of cake*, cushy*, soft*, Mickey Mouse*.
Ant. difficult*, complicated, hard.
3. [Lax]
Syn. indulgent, easygoing, permissive; see lenient .
4. [*Slowly and carefully]
Syn. cautiously, gently, lightly; see carefully 2 .
on easy street,
Syn. well-to-do, wealthy, prosperous; see rich 1 .
take it easy,
Syn. relax, rest, slow down; see calm down .
Syn.- easy is the broadest term here in its application to that which demands little effort or presents little difficulty [easy work ] ; facile means occurring, moving, working, etc. easily and quickly, sometimes unfavorably suggesting a lack of thoroughness or depth [ a facile style ] ; effortless , in contrast, favorably suggests expert skill or knowledge as responsible for performance that seems to require no effort [ the effortless grace of the skater ] ; smooth suggests freedom from or riddance of irregularities, obstacles, or difficulties as bringing ease of movement [ a smooth path to success ] ; simple suggests freedom from complication, elaboration, or involvement, as making something easy to understand [ a simple explanation ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. not hard effortless, simple, slight, light, uncomplicated, painless, *cinchy, *child's play, *asnap, *piece of cake, *'nothing to it, *duck soup.
2. free from trouble or pain relaxed, carefree, untroubled, tranquil, peaceful, serene, comfortable, luxurious, undemanding, secure, pleasant.
3. easygoing relaxed, lenient, gentle, tolerant, soft, mild, permissive, moderate, lax, informal, benign.
ANT.: 1. difficult, arduous, laborious. 2. burdensome, hard, troubled. 3. strict, harsh, stern
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Posing no difficulty: effortless, facile, simple, smooth. Informal: snap. Idioms: easy as ABC, easy as falling off a log, easy as one-two-three, easy as pie, like taking candy from a baby, nothing to it. See EASY. 2. Requiring little effort or exertion: light2, moderate. See EASY. 3. Marked by facility, especially of expression: effortless, flowing, fluent, fluid, graceful, smooth. See STYLE. 4. Affording pleasurable ease: comfortable, cozy, easeful, snug. Informal: comfy, soft. See GOOD. 5. Enjoying steady good fortune or financial security: comfortable, prosperous, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do. Informal: well-fixed. Idioms: comfortably off, in clover, on easy street. See RICH, THRIVE. 6. Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony: casual, easygoing, informal, natural, relaxed, spontaneous, unceremonious, unrestrained. Informal: laid-back. See PLAIN, TIGHTEN. 7. Not strict or severe: charitable, clement, forbearing, indulgent, lax, lenient, merciful, soft, tolerant. See ACCEPT. 8. Easily imposed on or tricked: credulous, dupable, exploitable, gullible, naive, susceptible. See WISE. 9. Not steep or abrupt: gentle, gradual, moderate. See RISE. 10. Marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained: fast, libertine, light2, loose, wanton, whorish. See SEX.

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