|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section IV. Antagonism|
| 1. Conditional Antagonism|
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|NOUN:||FACILITY, ease; easiness &c. adj.; capability; feasibility (practicability) [See Possibility]; flexibility, pliancy [See Softness]; smoothness [See Smoothness]; disencumbrance, disentanglement; deoppilation [obs.]; permission [See Permission].|
plain -, smooth -, straight- sailing; mere childs play, holiday task; cinch, snap [both slang, U. S.].
ALL CLEAR, smooth water, fair wind; smooth -, royal- road; clear -coast, - stage, - course; straight course; tabula rasa [L.]; full play (freedom) [See Freedom].
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|VERB:||BE EASY &c. adj.; go on -, run- smoothly; have full play &c. n.; go -, run- on all fours [colloq.]; hit on all -four, - six, - eight, - twelve (cylinders) [automobile cant]; obey the helm, work well, work smoothly, work like a machine.|
flow -, swim -, drift -, go- with the- -stream, - tide; see ones way; have it all ones own way, have the game in ones own hands; walk over the course, win at a canter, win at a walk, win hands down [colloq.]; make little of, make light of, make nothing of; be at home in (skillful) [See Skill].
RENDER EASY &c. adj.; facilitate, smooth, ease, popularize; lighten, - the labor; free, clear; disencumber, disembarrass, disentangle, disengage; deobstruct, unclog, extricate, unravel, unknot, get the kinks out of; untie -, cut- the knot; disburden, unload, exonerate, emancipate, free from, deoppilate [obs.]; humor (aid) [See Aid]; lubricate [See Lubrication]; relieve [See Relief].
leave a hole to creep out of, leave a loophole, leave the matter open; give the reins to, give full play, give full swing; make way for; open the -door to, - way; prepare -, smooth -, clear- the -ground, - way, - path, - road; make all clear for, pave the way, bridge over; permit [See Permission].
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|ADJECTIVE:||EASY, facile; feasible (practicable) [See Possibility]; easily -managed, - accomplished; within reach, accessible, easy of access, for the million, open to.|
MANAGEABLE, wieldy [rare], toward, towardly, tractable; submissive; yielding, ductile; suant or suent [local U. S. & prov. Eng.]; tractable (docile) [See Willingness], pliant (soft) [See Softness]; glib [obs.], slippery; smooth [See Smoothness]; on friction wheels, on velvet.
UNBURDENED, disburdened, disencumbered, disembarrassed; exonerated; unloaded, unobstructed, untrammeled; unrestrained (free) [See Freedom]; at ease, light.
at home, quite at home; in ones element, in smooth water.
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|ADVERB:||EASILY &c. adj.; readily, smoothly, swimmingly, with no effort, no easy terms, single-handed, with one hand tied behind ones back.|
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- Touch and go.
- Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.Hamlet