Synonyms for ease

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : eez
Phonetic Transcription : iz

Top 10 synonyms for ease Other synonyms for the word ease

Définition of ease

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French aise "comfort, pleasure, well-being; opportunity," of unknown origin, despite attempts to link it to various Latin verbs.
  • The earliest senses in French appear to be 1. "elbow-room" (from an 11th century Hebrew-French glossary) and 2. "opportunity." This led Sophus Bugge to suggest an origin in Vulgar Latin asa, a shortened form of Latin ansa "handle," which could be used in the figurative sense of "opportunity, occasion," as well as being a possible synonym for "elbow," because Latin ansatus "furnished with handles" also was used to mean "having the arms akimbo." OED editors report this theory, and write, "This is not very satisfactory, but it does not appear that any equally plausible alternative has yet been proposed."
  • noun peace, quiet; lack of difficulty
  • noun facility, freedom
  • verb alleviate, help
  • verb guide, move carefully
Example sentences :
  • "He said he was poor," urged Billy, who had been rather taken with the ease of Arledge's manner.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Might it not be well to ease up a little after he's out there?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The gentlemen were smoking, and some of the ladies were trying to look at ease with cigarettes.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • But, if it be to ease her heart, and not to dispute my will, you may hear her out.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • And for them—and so for us—this is no time of ease or of rest.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • If I have not, when my mind is more at ease, I will endeavour to please you better.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I want to speak of Him with the same kind of ease as of the life-principle.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • I refused the offers, because my Master's work was of more importance than my ease.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • He was oppressed with his weariness, and he longed for peace and ease of mind to come to him.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • Were not her poor friends the more sorely tried that she was dwelling at ease?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Antonyms for ease

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