(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. easy, facile; natural, simple. See facility.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. easy, simple, offhand, smooth; see easy 2 .
See Synonym Study at easy .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
easy, simple, *no sweat, *piece of cake, *child's play, facile, *a snap, cinchy, no problem, *ducksoup.
ANT.: arduous, laborious, backbreaking
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Posing no difficulty: easy, facile, simple, smooth. Informal: snap. Idioms: easy as ABC, easy as falling off a log, easy as one-two-three, easy as pie, like taking candy from a baby, nothing to it. See EASY. 2. Marked by facility, especially of expression: easy, flowing, fluent, fluid, graceful, smooth. See STYLE.

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