[syn: ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness]
3. the quality of being easy in behavior or style;
- Example: "there was an easiness between them"
- Example: "a natural easiness of manner"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Easiness \Eas"i*ness\, n.
1. The state or condition of being easy; freedom from
2. Freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the easiness of a task.
3. Freedom from emotion; compliance; disposition to yield
without opposition; unconcernedness.
Give to him, and he shall but laugh at your
4. Freedom from effort, constraint, or formality; -- said of
style, manner, etc.
With painful care, but seeming easiness.
5. Freedom from jolting, jerking, or straining.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of
tension or worry; "the easiness we feel when sleeping"
[syn: easiness, relaxation]
2: freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose
through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into
containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of
the deed held her back" [syn: ease, easiness,
simplicity, simpleness] [ant: difficultness,
3: the quality of being easy in behavior or style; "there was an
easiness between them"; "a natural easiness of manner"