easiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From easy +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

easiness (usually uncountable, plural easinesses)

  1. The state or quality of being easy in its various senses, particularly:
    1. Freedom from discomfort and worry: comfort.
    2. Freedom from inhibition and awkwardness: grace.
    3. Lack of concern or care: carelessness, indolence.
    4. Lack of difficulty or trouble: facility; simplicity.
      • 1604, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene iv, l. 153:
        ...Refraine night,
        And that shall lend a kind of easines
        To the next abstinence.
    5. Lack of harshness: gentleness, kindness.
    6. Lack of firm conviction: gullibility, credulity.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary. "easiness, n."