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easy adj. (the sense ‘not difficult, requiring little effort’ is the most freq., often with some ellipsis or condensation of expression, e.g. Cor. V. ii. 45 “the groans of old women,” Ant. III. viii. [x.] 41 “'Tis to 't” (= It is not a difficult journey thither), Cym. I. iv. 23 “which . . . an battery might lay flat” ; S. is earliest for sense 1 and the sense ‘loosely fitting’ All'sW. V. iii. 282, R3 V. iii. 50)
1. moved without difficulty to action or belief, yielding, compliant Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 518, H5 II. ii. 125*, H8 III. ii. 357 “good man,” Cym. II. iv. 47 “Your lady being so easy.”
2. of small importance, insignificant, slight John III. i. 207, 2H4 V. ii. 71, Tit. III. i. 198 “at an price.”
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