What are some opposite words for easy?

Antonyms for easy
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term easy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. easy(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    elusive, unimpressionable, difficult, troublesome, nasty, hard-fought, chaste, heavy, herculean, challenging, serious, uneasy, trying, scarce, touchy, apprehensive, uncomfortable, sticky, baffling, precarious, unenviable, ticklish, knotty, embarrassing, ambitious, catchy, displeasing, problematic, tough, tricky, hurried, hard, thorny, rocky, unstable, rough, steep, awkward, rugged, vexed, worried, problematical, poor, tight, arduous, unavailable, fractious, delicate, tall(a)

    Synonyms:
    well-situated, loose, gentle, prosperous, easygoing, sluttish, soft, leisurely, well-off, light, wanton, well-heeled, promiscuous, comfortable, well-to-do, well-fixed

  2. easy, easygoing, leisurely(adj)

    not hurried or forced

    "an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"

    Antonyms:
    tricky, tall(a), unimpressionable, rough, trying, serious, difficult, delicate, apprehensive, unstable, elusive, sticky, awkward, hard-fought, embarrassing, steep, thorny, scarce, uncomfortable, rocky, precarious, chaste, displeasing, problematic, troublesome, touchy, uneasy, knotty, tight, ambitious, unenviable, hard, challenging, heavy, worried, baffling, tough, problematical, unavailable, fractious, herculean, hurried, catchy, rugged, arduous, ticklish, vexed, poor, nasty

    Synonyms:
    cushy, promiscuous, wanton, sluttish, well-heeled, soft, well-to-do, well-situated, loose, well-off, prosperous, well-fixed, comfortable, leisurely, light, gentle, easygoing

  3. easy(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    tight, troublesome, vexed, problematic, chaste, uncomfortable, touchy, trying, awkward, hard, hurried, tall(a), problematical, heavy, unenviable, fractious, apprehensive, knotty, rough, uneasy, sticky, baffling, ticklish, rocky, catchy, arduous, unstable, unimpressionable, difficult, rugged, poor, thorny, challenging, scarce, delicate, embarrassing, elusive, ambitious, displeasing, steep, herculean, tricky, precarious, tough, serious, hard-fought, nasty, worried, unavailable

    Synonyms:
    well-situated, loose, gentle, prosperous, easygoing, sluttish, soft, leisurely, well-off, light, wanton, well-heeled, promiscuous, comfortable, well-to-do, well-fixed

  4. easy(adj)

    affording pleasure

    "easy good looks"

    Antonyms:
    precarious, troublesome, displeasing, awkward, elusive, rocky, tight, unenviable, tough, embarrassing, serious, challenging, thorny, problematic, ticklish, knotty, scarce, steep, uneasy, rough, tall(a), uncomfortable, herculean, unimpressionable, arduous, unstable, apprehensive, vexed, worried, baffling, catchy, hard-fought, heavy, fractious, hard, trying, difficult, poor, problematical, tricky, sticky, hurried, touchy, delicate, chaste, unavailable, rugged, ambitious, nasty

    Synonyms:
    well-situated, loose, gentle, prosperous, easygoing, sluttish, soft, leisurely, well-off, light, wanton, well-heeled, promiscuous, comfortable, well-to-do, well-fixed

  5. easy, gentle, soft(adj)

    having little impact

    "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

    Antonyms:
    awkward, difficult, sticky, problematical, tricky, hard, chaste, uneasy, touchy, unenviable, tough, fractious, rough, hard-fought, tight, arduous, elusive, tall(a), vexed, rugged, unavailable, trying, uncomfortable, challenging, ticklish, embarrassing, displeasing, serious, thorny, apprehensive, rocky, precarious, hurried, unimpressionable, heavy, nasty, knotty, scarce, steep, poor, herculean, problematic, catchy, unstable, baffling, delicate, troublesome, ambitious, worried

    Synonyms:
    balmy, sluttish, wanton, flaccid, subdued, prosperous, sonant, soft, delicate, gentle, flabby, promiscuous, well-off, indulgent, voiced, aristocratical, leisurely, well-to-do, piano, well-fixed, easygoing, patrician, well-situated, comfortable, blue-blooded, diffuse, mild, cushy, aristocratic, docile, lenient, diffused, well-heeled, light, blue, loose

  6. easy(adj)

    readily exploited or tricked

    "an easy victim"; "an easy mark"

    Antonyms:
    nasty, baffling, unavailable, herculean, knotty, steep, tall(a), rugged, heavy, uneasy, ambitious, touchy, displeasing, elusive, catchy, hurried, hard, rough, difficult, embarrassing, precarious, arduous, trying, ticklish, tough, unimpressionable, vexed, tricky, awkward, sticky, unstable, fractious, troublesome, hard-fought, worried, poor, delicate, rocky, chaste, scarce, uncomfortable, problematical, apprehensive, unenviable, problematic, thorny, challenging, tight, serious

    Synonyms:
    well-situated, loose, gentle, prosperous, easygoing, sluttish, soft, leisurely, well-off, light, wanton, well-heeled, promiscuous, comfortable, well-to-do, well-fixed

  7. comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    chaste, rough, trying, challenging, unstable, steep, embarrassing, precarious, awkward, apprehensive, unenviable, unimpressionable, delicate, tall(a), vexed, uneasy, arduous, troublesome, uncomfortable, tough, thorny, hurried, knotty, scarce, rocky, heavy, ticklish, nasty, touchy, sticky, hard-fought, rugged, worried, problematic, problematical, unavailable, herculean, serious, hard, fractious, displeasing, catchy, tricky, difficult, elusive, poor, ambitious, baffling, tight

    Synonyms:
    flourishing, thriving, promiscuous, comfy, favourable, wanton, sluttish, booming, well-heeled, soft, well-to-do, well-situated, lucky, palmy, loose, well-off, favorable, prosperous, well-fixed, comfortable, leisurely, light, roaring, halcyon, gentle, prospering, easygoing, golden

  8. easy, gentle(adj)

    marked by moderate steepness

    "an easy climb"; "a gentle slope"

    Antonyms:
    worried, scarce, serious, fractious, apprehensive, tall(a), problematical, unimpressionable, rough, problematic, ticklish, vexed, catchy, nasty, steep, arduous, chaste, rugged, tricky, touchy, awkward, embarrassing, rocky, uncomfortable, uneasy, tight, trying, delicate, difficult, hard-fought, unavailable, displeasing, elusive, heavy, baffling, poor, hard, herculean, tough, troublesome, hurried, ambitious, sticky, unenviable, thorny, precarious, challenging, knotty, unstable

    Synonyms:
    aristocratical, promiscuous, wanton, sluttish, well-heeled, soft, docile, patrician, blue, aristocratic, well-to-do, well-situated, loose, well-off, prosperous, well-fixed, comfortable, leisurely, light, blue-blooded, gentle, easygoing

  9. easy(adj)

    affording comfort

    "soft light that was easy on the eyes"

    Antonyms:
    nasty, fractious, ambitious, vexed, steep, rocky, touchy, rough, ticklish, trying, problematical, embarrassing, uncomfortable, challenging, precarious, apprehensive, rugged, troublesome, tricky, serious, hard, hurried, unimpressionable, chaste, unavailable, scarce, awkward, tough, sticky, unstable, displeasing, knotty, baffling, thorny, catchy, poor, heavy, arduous, worried, uneasy, hard-fought, tall(a), elusive, difficult, delicate, problematic, herculean, tight, unenviable

    Synonyms:
    well-situated, loose, gentle, prosperous, easygoing, sluttish, soft, leisurely, well-off, light, wanton, well-heeled, promiscuous, comfortable, well-to-do, well-fixed

  10. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton(adj)

    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

    "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

    Antonyms:
    hurried, thorny, worried, uneasy, poor, hard-fought, embarrassing, tall(a), tough, delicate, elusive, vexed, challenging, touchy, precarious, ambitious, unavailable, chaste, troublesome, heavy, unstable, apprehensive, tricky, serious, rugged, ticklish, unenviable, difficult, trying, fractious, uncomfortable, nasty, arduous, knotty, rough, unimpressionable, baffling, tight, steep, herculean, problematical, awkward, scarce, sticky, hard, rocky, catchy, problematic, displeasing

    Synonyms:
    motiveless, light-headed, sluttish, wanton, wakeful, faint, prosperous, at large(p), well-situated, soft, gentle, idle, blowsy, lightsome, blowzy, light-colored, unaccented, slatternly, weak, low-cal, lite, promiscuous, well-off, liberal, abstemious, informal, unclouded, leisurely, unaffixed, open, light(a), well-to-do, clear, well-fixed, easygoing, on the loose(p), comfortable, lightheaded, clean, tripping, short, scant(p), unprovoked, free, well-heeled, slack, light, swooning, calorie-free, escaped, lax, loose

  11. easy(adj)

    less in demand and therefore readily obtainable

    "commodities are easy this quarter"

    Antonyms:
    precarious, displeasing, vexed, awkward, ambitious, delicate, touchy, unenviable, catchy, apprehensive, rough, tricky, baffling, tough, tight, tall(a), steep, uncomfortable, poor, uneasy, herculean, heavy, serious, troublesome, unstable, challenging, unavailable, nasty, hard-fought, ticklish, knotty, chaste, embarrassing, rocky, fractious, rugged, worried, trying, hard, thorny, difficult, elusive, scarce, problematical, problematic, arduous, hurried, unimpressionable, sticky

    Synonyms:
    well-situated, loose, gentle, prosperous, easygoing, sluttish, soft, leisurely, well-off, light, wanton, well-heeled, promiscuous, comfortable, well-to-do, well-fixed

  12. easy(adverb)

    obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally

    "easy money"

    Antonyms:
    embarrassing, rugged, apprehensive, thorny, problematical, vexed, tall(a), rough, hurried, unstable, fractious, precarious, baffling, rocky, problematic, tough, unavailable, ticklish, touchy, catchy, displeasing, serious, uncomfortable, steep, tight, uneasy, heavy, hard-fought, tricky, awkward, unenviable, nasty, elusive, unimpressionable, herculean, challenging, troublesome, knotty, worried, hard, ambitious, difficult, trying, delicate, arduous, sticky, scarce, poor, chaste

    Synonyms:
    well-situated, loose, gentle, prosperous, easygoing, sluttish, soft, leisurely, well-off, light, wanton, well-heeled, promiscuous, comfortable, well-to-do, well-fixed

  13. easily, easy(adverb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    ticklish, arduous, poor, displeasing, nasty, unimpressionable, tough, sticky, unavailable, knotty, steep, rocky, serious, trying, hurried, precarious, delicate, difficult, worried, challenging, heavy, embarrassing, herculean, tall(a), hard, vexed, ambitious, thorny, scarce, uneasy, unstable, uncomfortable, awkward, rough, rugged, apprehensive, catchy, hard-fought, chaste, elusive, tricky, problematical, fractious, unenviable, problematic, troublesome, baffling, tight, touchy

    Synonyms:
    soft, slowly, easily, tardily, slow, well

  14. slowly, slow, easy, tardily(adverb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    fractious, steep, chaste, problematic, vexed, difficult, unavailable, arduous, apprehensive, hard-fought, knotty, trying, displeasing, troublesome, thorny, embarrassing, sticky, heavy, ticklish, unimpressionable, elusive, scarce, uncomfortable, delicate, tall(a), rocky, rugged, hurried, unenviable, challenging, hard, poor, touchy, ambitious, unstable, serious, problematical, nasty, precarious, rough, baffling, worried, tough, herculean, tight, uneasy, catchy, tricky, awkward

    Synonyms:
    slowly, easily, tardily, behind, soft, lento, late, belatedly, slow

  15. easy, soft(adverb)

    in a relaxed manner; or without hardship

    "just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)

    Antonyms:
    problematical, unavailable, tall(a), herculean, serious, hurried, delicate, poor, tough, troublesome, chaste, touchy, catchy, vexed, sticky, hard-fought, ticklish, ambitious, worried, unstable, tricky, fractious, uneasy, precarious, rugged, scarce, thorny, unimpressionable, displeasing, challenging, arduous, knotty, hard, unenviable, rocky, steep, uncomfortable, heavy, tight, embarrassing, problematic, baffling, difficult, rough, elusive, awkward, trying, apprehensive, nasty

    Synonyms:
    tardily, easily, slow, soft, slowly

Wiktionary

  1. easy(adjective)

    Comfortable; at ease.

    After his illness, John decided to take it easy.

    Antonyms:
    anxious, uneasy

    Synonyms:
    relaxed, relaxing, fast, soft, trivial

  2. easy(adjective)

    Requiring little skill or effort, soft.

    The teacher gave an easy test to her students.

    Antonyms:
    difficult, uneath, uneasy, challenging, hard

    Synonyms:
    trivial, soft, fast, relaxed, relaxing

  3. easy(adjective)

    Consenting readily to sex.

    She has a reputation for being easy; they say she's slept with half the senior class.

    Synonyms:
    fast, relaxing, soft, relaxed, trivial

  4. easy(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    eath, light

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. easy

    Antonyms:
    arduous, difficult, exhausting, hard, laborious, onerous, severe, toilsome, trying

    Synonyms:
    facile, light, pleasant, slight, trifling, trivial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. easy

    Antonyms:
    uneasy, disturbed, uncomfortable, difficult, unmanageable, hard, exacting, anxious, awkward, embarrassed

    Synonyms:
    quiet, comfortable, manageable, indulgent, facile, lenient, unconstrained, gentle, not difficult, unconcerned, self-possessed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. easy(a)

    Synonyms:
    facile, slight, comfortable, untroubled, quiet, tranquil, gullible, facile, credulous, submissive, compliant, tractable, affluent, independent, smooth, fluent, unconstrained

Editors Contribution

  1. quickly

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2020  

How to use easy in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Hayes:

    Schools could integrate light activity into their pupils' days, such as with standing or active lessons, it doesn't require much effort and it's easy to fit into the daily routines of most young people.

  2. Adam Sarhan:

    Over the last few weeks, stocks had soared in anticipation of more easy money, and now that we've got the news, stocks are selling off.

  3. The Hill reported.Jon Voight:

    This job is not easy, for he's battling the left and their absurd words of destruction, our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers, and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln.

  4. Guicciardini:

    It is easy to lose important opportunities, and difficult to regain them; therefore when they present themselves it is the more necessary to make every effort to retain them.

  5. Bob Baffert:

    He was doing it easy, him and American Pharoah and Arrogate, these horse are cut different ... I rank him up there with my top ones.

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