Antonyms of adj easy

12 senses of easy

Sense 1
easy (vs. difficult) -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")
        => ambitious, challenging -- (requiring full use of your abilities or resources; "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake")
        => arduous -- (difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill; "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary")
        => awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable -- (hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign")
        => baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough -- (making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home")
        => catchy, tricky -- (having concealed difficulty; "a catchy question"; "a tricky recipe to follow")
        => delicate, ticklish, touchy -- (difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject")
        => fractious -- (unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas"; "fractious components of a communication system")
        => hard-fought -- (requiring great effort; "a hard-fought primary")
        => herculean -- (extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules; "a herculean task")
        => nasty, tight -- (exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation")
        => rocky, rough -- (full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time")
        => rugged, tough -- (very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life"; "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job")
        => serious -- (requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve; "raised serious objections to the proposal"; "the plan has a serious flaw")
        => tall (prenominal) -- (impressively difficult; "a tall order")
        => thorny -- (bristling with perplexities; "the thorny question of states' rights")
        => troublesome -- (difficult to deal with; "a troublesome infection"; "a troublesome situation")
        => trying -- (hard to endure; "fell upon trying times")
        => vexed -- (causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed; "the vexed issue of priorities"; "we live in vexed and troubled times")

Sense 2
easy, easygoing, leisurely -- (not hurried or forced; "an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace")

INDIRECT (VIA unhurried) -> hurried -- (moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job")

Sense 3
easy (vs. uneasy) -- (free from worry or anxiety; "knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"; "an easy good-natured manner"; "by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words")

uneasy (vs. easy) -- (lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance; "farmers were uneasy until rain finally came"; "uneasy about his health"; "gave an uneasy laugh"; "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown"; "an uneasy coalition government"; "an uneasy calm"; "an uneasy silence fell on the group")
        => apprehensive, worried -- (mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; "apprehensive about her job"; "not used to a city and worried about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the consequences")
        => precarious, unstable -- (affording no ease or reassurance; "a precarious truce")

Sense 4
easy -- (affording pleasure; "easy good looks")

INDIRECT (VIA pleasing) -> displeasing -- (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

Sense 5
easy, gentle, soft -- (having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window")

INDIRECT (VIA light) -> heavy -- (of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas")

Sense 6
easy -- (readily exploited or tricked; "an easy victim"; "an easy mark")

INDIRECT (VIA impressionable) -> unimpressionable -- (not sensitive or susceptible to impression; "an unimpressionable mind")

Sense 7
comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do -- (in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community")

INDIRECT (VIA rich) -> poor -- (having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret")

Sense 8
easy, gentle -- (marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope")

INDIRECT (VIA gradual) -> steep -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")

Sense 9
easy -- (affording comfort; "soft light that was easy on the eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA comfortable) -> uncomfortable -- (providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun")

Sense 10
easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton -- (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA unchaste) -> chaste -- (morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste")

Sense 11
easy -- (less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; "commodities are easy this quarter")

INDIRECT (VIA available) -> unavailable -- (not available or accessible or at hand; "fresh milk was unavailable during the emergency"; "his secretary said he was unavailable for comment")

Sense 12
easy -- (obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally; "easy money")

INDIRECT (VIA abundant) -> scarce -- (deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought")

Similarity of adj easy

12 senses of easy

Sense 1
easy (vs. difficult) -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")
       => casual, effortless -- (not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace")
       => clean -- (without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight")
       => cushy, soft, easygoing -- (not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"; "a soft job")
       => elementary, simple, uncomplicated, unproblematic -- (easy and not involved or complicated; "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem")
       => hands-down -- (achieved without great effort; "a hands-down victory")
       => painless -- (requiring little hard work or exertion; "a painless solution to the problem")
       => simplified -- (made easy or uncomplicated)
       => smooth -- (lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly")
       => user-friendly -- (easy to use)
          Also See-> effortless#1; simple#1; soft#2; undemanding#1

Sense 2
easy, easygoing, leisurely -- (not hurried or forced; "an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace")
       => unhurried (vs. hurried) -- (relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice")

Sense 3
easy (vs. uneasy) -- (free from worry or anxiety; "knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"; "an easy good-natured manner"; "by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words")
          Also See-> comfortable#2; relaxed#1

Sense 4
easy -- (affording pleasure; "easy good looks")
       => pleasing (vs. displeasing) -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Sense 5
easy, gentle, soft -- (having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window")
       => light (vs. heavy) -- (of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze")

Sense 6
easy -- (readily exploited or tricked; "an easy victim"; "an easy mark")
       => impressionable (vs. unimpressionable), waxy, impressible -- (easily impressed or influenced; "an impressionable youngster"; "an impressionable age"; "a waxy mind")

Sense 7
comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do -- (in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; "they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards"; "easy living"; "a prosperous family"; "his family is well-situated financially"; "well-to-do members of the community")
       => rich (vs. poor) -- (possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles")

Sense 8
easy, gentle -- (marked by moderate steepness; "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope")
       => gradual (vs. steep) -- ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope")

Sense 9
easy -- (affording comfort; "soft light that was easy on the eyes")
       => comfortable (vs. uncomfortable), comfy -- (providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?")

Sense 10
easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton -- (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior")
       => unchaste (vs. chaste) -- (not chaste; "unchaste conduct")

Sense 11
easy -- (less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; "commodities are easy this quarter")
       => available (vs. unavailable) -- (obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long")

Sense 12
easy -- (obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally; "easy money")
       => abundant (vs. scarce) -- (present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water")

Synonyms of adv easy

3 senses of easy

Sense 1
easily, easy -- (with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily'); "she was easily excited"; "was easily confused"; "he won easily"; "this china breaks very easily"; "success came too easy")

Sense 2
slowly, slow, easy, tardily -- (without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights")

Sense 3
easy, soft -- (in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard))

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