from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Living without undue worry or concern; calm.
  • adj. Lax or negligent; careless.
  • adj. Relaxed or informal in attitude or standards: an easygoing teacher who allowed extra time for assignments.
  • adj. Not rigorous, demanding, or stressful: an easygoing life as a part-time consultant.
  • adj. Leisurely; unhurried: an easygoing pace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. calm, relaxed, casual and informal
  • adj. unhurried

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Moving easily; hence, mild-tempered; relaxed and casual; ease-loving; inactive. Contrasted with tense.
  • adj. having a lax moral or disciplinary standard.
  • adj. unhurried. Opposite of hurried.
  • adj. unaggressive. Opposite of aggressive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined to take matters in an easy way, without jar or friction; good-natured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not hurried or forced
  • adj. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
  • adj. relaxed and informal in attitude or standards
  • n. easy unobstructed progress


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