From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheasyeas‧y1 /ˈiːzi/ ●●●S1W1 adjective (comparative easier, superlative easiest) 🔊 🔊 1NEARnot difficult not difficult to do, and not needing much effort opp difficult, hard 🔊 The test was easy. 🔊 Finishing the task will not be easy. 🔊 There must be an easier way to do that.easy to do something 🔊 It’s a great car, and very easy to drive. 🔊 instructions that are easy to follow 🔊 It would have been easy for the team to lose the game.make it easier (to do something) 🔊 The software makes it easier to download music. 🔊 Having you here does make things a lot easier for me.as easy as pie/ABC/falling off a log (=very easy) 🔊 The station is within easy reach of (=close to) the town centre. 🔊 The park is within easy walking distance (=close enough to walk to).2comfortablecomfortable or relaxed, and without problems opp hard 🔊 On the whole, Dad has had an easy life.easy day/week etc 🔊 She had a nice easy day at home. 🔊 You can have an easy time of it now that the kids have all left home. 🔊 Why don’t we make life easy for ourselves and finish it tomorrow?3not worriedRELAXED not feeling worried or anxious opp uneasy 🔊 We talk more openly when we feel easy and relaxed. 🔊 I can leave the children with my mother with an easy mind.4friendlyfriendly and pleasant with other people 🔊 She is gentle and easy to be with.5easily attackedATTACKable to be hunted or attacked without difficulty 🔊 The soldiers on the streets are an easy target for terrorists. 🔊 Tourists are easy prey for thieves.6 →take the easy way out7 →have an easy time (of it)8 →easy money9 →easy on the eye/ear10 →it’s/that’s easy for you to say11 →there are no easy answers12 →I’m easy13 →be (living) on easy street14 →on easy terms15 →eggs over easy16 →woman/lady/girl of easy virtue17sex informalSY someone, especially a woman, who is easy has a lot of sexualpartners → see alsoease1, easilyTHESAURUSeasy not difficult to do, and not needing much effortan easy taskThe house was easy to find.simple easy and not complicated – used about things such as instructions and explanations, or about machines and systemsThe system is relatively simple to operate.a simple recipe for chocolate cakestraightforward easy to understand or do, and unlikely to cause you any problemsa straightforward explanationThe calculation is fairly straightforward.user-friendly easy to use – used especially about computers or written information about how to do somethingTheir website is very user-friendly.a user-friendly guide to owning a dogundemanding easy because it does not take a lot of effortIt was an undemanding role for someone of his experience.cushy /ˈkʊʃi/ informal a cushy job is easy to do and needs very little effort – often used when you are envious of the person who has itIt’s a pretty cushy job – all she has to do is drive a nice car around.a cushy number (=a very easy job)mindless so easy that you can do it without thinking – used especially when it makes you feel boredmindless taskspainless without any difficulties or problems – used especially when you expected something to be much worse Finding the carhire place at the airport was relatively painless. Thankfully, there's a wide selection of search tools to make the task relatively painless. be plain sailing British English, be smooth sailing American English to be easy and with no problems that you have to deal withThings should be plain sailing from now on.informal phrases meaning very easybe a piece of cake informal to be very easy to do, especially compared to doing something elseThis test was a piece of cake compared to the last one.be child’s play informal to be surprisingly easy, or much easier than something else which is very difficult or dangerousGetting people’s credit card details is child’s play when you know how to do it.Climbing in England is child’s play compared to climbing in the Himalayas.be a breeze informal (also be a doddle British English) to be very easy to doThe software is a doddle to use.The check-in process was a breeze.it’s not rocket science informal used when saying that something is very easy to do or understand, and you do not need to be intelligent to do itMaking your PC run faster isn’t exactly rocket science.