easygoing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj easygoing relaxed and informal in attitude or standards "an easygoing teacher who allowed extra time for assignments"
    • adj 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"
    • adj easygoing not hurried or forced "an easy walk around the block","at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • easygoing having a lax moral or disciplinary standard.
    • easygoing Moving easily; hence, mild-tempered; relaxed and casual; ease-loving; inactive. Contrasted with tense.
    • easygoing unaggressive; as, his easygoing approach to business. Opposite of aggressive.
    • easygoing unhurried; as, an easygoing pace. Opposite of hurried.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • easygoing Inclined to take matters in an easy way, without jar or friction; good-natured.
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Usage

In literature:

There was Tom, a dark-haired young man who was as tall as Atmananda and who seemed easygoing.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
His common sense warned him at the outset that the obviously easygoing teacher would not long retain his pupils.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
Terry's mother had died when the girl was eight, and Terry's father had been what is known as easygoing.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
Nor did I care to make very much of it, for I was of a simple and easygoing nature.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
It's all the Club and his easygoing nature.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
A mild, easygoing person was Mr.
"Cy Whittaker's Place" by Joseph C. Lincoln
She is very easygoing, and she will be sure to marry somebody.
"The March Family Trilogy, Complete" by William Dean Howells
They're jolly and easygoing; they won't mind.
"April Hopes" by William Dean Howells
Now, McGinnis is easygoing and good-natured.
"The Boy With the U. S. Foresters" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Yen was a quiet, easygoing fellow, and Ah Moy thought it great fun to badger and worry him whenever there was nothing more promising in view.
"The Statesmen Snowbound" by Robert Fitzgerald
His manner and talk were easygoing and agreeable.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Alan saw that Hawkes was tall, like himself; he walked with easygoing grace.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
The village, usually friendly and easygoing, began to get much exercised over these attentions of the police.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
This is exactly the point where our easygoing rationalist misses the mark.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
He was easygoing, hated a smart, so there was no uprooting, and the fig tree perished!
"Love's Usuries" by Louis Creswicke
Why was this king at once so easygoing and so capricious?
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
The Austrian ambassador was a good-natured, easygoing, and generous man; as for her husband he was not worthy of her, and she never saw him.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The easygoing paternal rule was to come to an end, and a long period of bloodshed and turbulence was to succeed.
"Argentina" by W. A. Hirst
Farebrother gave Mortimer a secret kick, and spoke before his too easygoing friend could get in a word.
"The Root of All Evil" by J. S. Fletcher
Jacob Black was an easygoing man.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
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In news:

I love the spirit of Acme F&B, the easygoing new restaurant from chefs Colleen O'Hare and Jeana Johnson.
That's because GRP specializes in deeply chilled dub music, a spacey offshoot of reggae that emphasizes that genre's easygoing rhythm and underwater bass lines.
Oregon mall shooter described as easygoing.
Dreary Londoners Cheer Up In A Sunnier Clime In This Easygoing Production.
Gus was a chocolate Lab , an easygoing fellow who was always glad to play, nap, or travel.
Goose is easygoing, playful and outgoing.
To Roberts' shocked friends and family, he was just Jake, a happy, easygoing 22-year-old who liked video games and talked about moving to Hawaii.
The late Frank DeAndrea of Fox Chapel was noted for his generous spirit and easygoing manner, and the same could be said for his son, Mark.
But Cialdini's research has found that a little easygoing pleasantness can be just as persuasive as talent or actual ability.
Fourth of July is an easygoing holiday.
Family friends remember boy killed in ATV accident as easygoing.
Easygoing Florida dining at its most relaxed.
She confronts the architect, Gage Mitchell, who is easygoing but not easily swayed.
Slip into the easygoing rhythms and beautiful setting of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa.
Eric has a winning smile and easygoing manner, along with a constantly evolving creative approach and versatility to his photography.
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