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adjective easy pronunciation in American English /ˈizi/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    not difficult to do, or not needing much work

    Finding somewhere to live in New York isn’t easy.

    easy to do:

    This cake is very easy to make.

    It’s a pretty easy game to learn.

    it is easy to do something:

    It is not always easy to find good teaching materials in this field.

    an easy way to do something:

    The easiest way to get to Hartford is on the train.

    make something easy:

    We all thought computers would make our jobs easier.

    quite/fairly/relatively easy:

    I’ll show you how to work the register – it’s quite easy.

    1. a.
      not difficult to know, understand, or believe

      Here’s an easy question to start with.

      easy to do:

      His explanations are clear and easy to follow.

      it is easy to see:

      It is easy to see why she likes him.

    2. b.
      used about something that is easy to do but may not be the best thing to do

      It’s no good just making a few quick easy decisions.

      easy answer:

      There are no easy answers to the problems of our cities.

    3. c.
      an easy time is one when you have very few problems or worries
      have an easy day/week/year:

      Luckily, I’d had an easy day at the office, so I wasn’t tired.

      have an easy time (of it):

      Jill hasn’t had an easy time of it since her divorce.


derived word


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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