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Easiness


E'ASINESS, noun Freedom from difficulty; ease.

Easiness and difficulty are relative terms.

1. Flexibility; readiness to comply; prompt compliance; a yielding or disposition to yield without opposition or reluctance.

Give to him, and he shall but laugh at your easiness

So we say, a man's easiness of temper is remarkable.

2. Freedom from stiffness, constraint, effort or formality; applied to manners or to the style of writing.

3. Rest; tranquillity; ease; freedom from pain.

4. Freedom from shaking or jolting, as of a moving vehicle.

5. Softness; as the easiness of a seat.