Easy vs. Hard

Easy vs. Hard — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Easy and Hard

Easyadjective

Capable of being accomplished or acquired with ease; posing no difficulty

an easy victory.an easy problem.

Hardadjective

Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid

a hard material.

Easyadjective

Likely to happen by accident or without intention

It's easy to slip on the wet floor. It's easy to push the wrong button.

Hardadjective

Well protected from an attack, as by aerial bombardment

bunkers and other hard targets.

Easyadjective

Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding

took the easy way out of her problems.wasn't satisfied with easy answers.

Hardadjective

Requiring great effort or endurance

a hard assignment.

Easyadjective

Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain

My mind was easy, knowing that I had done my best.

Hardadjective

Performed with or marked by great diligence or energy

a project that required years of hard work.

Easyadjective

Affording comfort or relief; soothing

soft light that was easy on the eyes.

Hardadjective

Difficult to resolve, accomplish, or finish

That was a hard question.

Easyadjective

Prosperous; well-off

easy living.easy circumstances.

Hardadjective

Difficult to understand or impart

Physics was the hardest of my courses. Thermodynamics is a hard course to teach.

Easyadjective

Causing little hardship or distress

an easy penalty.a habit that isn't easy to give up.

Hardadjective

Proceeding or performing with force, vigor, or persistence; assiduous

a hard worker.

Easyadjective

Socially at ease

an easy, good-natured manner.

Hardadjective

Intense in force or degree

a hard blow.

Easyadjective

Relaxed in attitude; easygoing

an easy disposition.

Hardadjective

Inclement or severe

a long, hard winter.

Easyadjective

Not strict or severe; lenient

an easy teacher.easy standards.

Hardadjective

Stern, strict, or demanding

a hard taskmaster.

Easyadjective

Readily exploited, imposed on, or tricked

an easy mark.an easy victim.

Hardadjective

Lacking compassion or sympathy; callous

became hard after years in prison.

Easyadjective

Not hurried or forced; moderate

an easy pace.an easy walk around the block.

Hardadjective

Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering

a hard life.

Easyadjective

Light; gentle

an easy tap on the shoulder.

Hardadjective

Oppressive or unjust in nature or effect

restrictions that were hard on welfare applicants.

Easyadjective

Not steep or abrupt; gradual

an easy climb.

Hardadjective

Harsh or severe in effect or intention

I said some hard things that I regret.

Easyadjective

Less in demand and therefore readily obtainable

Commodities are easier this quarter.

Hardadjective

Marked by stubborn refusal to compromise or yield; uncompromising

drives a hard bargain.

Easyadjective

Plentiful and therefore at low interest rates

easy money.

Hardadjective

Bitter or resentful

hard feelings caused by the insult.

Easyadjective

Promiscuous; loose.

Hardadjective

Showing disapproval, bitterness, or resentment

gave me a hard look.

Easyadverb

Without haste or agitation

Relax and take it easy for a while.

Hardadjective

Causing damage or premature wear

Snow and ice are hard on a car's finish.

Easyadverb

With little effort; easily

success that came too easy.

Hardadjective

Bad; adverse

hard luck.

Easyadverb

In a restrained or moderate manner

Go easy on the butter.

Hardadjective

Real and unassailable

hard evidence.

Easyadverb

Without much hardship or cost

got off easy with only a small fine.

Hardadjective

Definite; firm

a hard commitment.

Easyadjective

Comfortable; at ease.

Now that I know it's taken care of, I can rest easy at night.

Hardadjective

Free from illusion or sentimentality; practical or realistic

We need to take a hard look at the situation.

Easyadjective

Requiring little skill or effort.

It's often easy to wake up but hard to get up.The teacher gave an easy test to her students.

Hardadjective

Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified

the hard sciences.

Easyadjective

Causing ease; giving comfort, or freedom from care or labour.

Rich people live in easy circumstances.an easy chair

Hardadjective

Marked by sharp delineation or contrast

a hard line separating the two lists.

Easyadjective

Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth.

easy manners; an easy style

Hardadjective

Lacking in shade; undiminished

the hard light of the midday sun.

Easyadjective

Consenting readily to sex.

He has a reputation for being easy; they say he slept with half the senior class.

Hardadjective

Hardcore.

Easyadjective

Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; compliant.

Hardadjective

Being a turn in a specific direction at an angle more acute than other possible routes.

Easyadjective

Not straitened as to money matters; opposed to tight.

The market is easy.

Hardadjective

Metallic, as opposed to paper. Used of currency.

Easyadverb

In a relaxed or casual manner.

After his illness, John decided to take it easy.

Hardadjective

Backed by bullion rather than by credit. Used of currency.

Easyadverb

In a manner without strictness or harshness.

Jane went easier on him after he broke his arm.

Hardadjective

High and stable. Used of prices.

Easyadverb

Used an intensifier for large magnitudes.

This project will cost 15 million dollars, easy.

Hardadjective

Durable; lasting

hard merchandise.

Easyadverb

Not difficult, not hard. en

Hardadjective

Written or printed rather than stored in electronic media

sent the information by hard mail.

Easynoun

Something that is easy

Hardadjective

Erect; tumid. Used of a penis.

Easyverb

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Hardadjective

Having high alcoholic content; intoxicating

hard liquor.

Easyadjective

posing no difficulty; requiring little effort;

an easy joban easy probleman easy victorythe house is easy to heatsatisfied with easy answerstook the easy way out of his dilemma

Hardadjective

Rendered alcoholic by fermentation; fermented

hard cider.

Easyadjective

not hurried or forced;

an easy walk around the blockat a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

Hardadjective

Containing dissolved salts that interfere with the lathering action of soap or other cleansing agents. Used of water.

Easyadjective

free from worry or anxiety;

knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easyan easy good-natured mannerby the time the child faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words

Hardadjective

(Linguistics) Velar, as in c in cake or g in log, as opposed to palatal or soft.

Easyadjective

affording pleasure;

easy good looks

Hardadjective

(Physics) Of relatively high energy; penetrating

hard x-rays.

Easyadjective

having little impact;

an easy pat on the shouldergentle raina gentle breezea soft (or light) tapping at the window

Hardadjective

High in gluten content

hard wheat.

Easyadjective

in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich;

they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standardseasy livinga prosperous familyhis family is well-situated financiallywell-to-do members of the community

Hardadjective

(Chemistry) Resistant to biodegradation

a hard detergent.

Easyadjective

not harsh; causing little distress;

an easy penalty

Hardadjective

Extremely or dangerously addictive. Used of certain illegal drugs, such as heroin.

Easyadjective

readily exploited or tricked;

an easy markan easy victim

Hardadverb

With strenuous effort; intently

worked hard all day.stared hard at the accused criminal.

Easyadjective

marked by moderate steepness;

an easy climba gentle slope

Hardadverb

With great force, vigor, or energy

pressed hard on the lever.

Easyadjective

performing adroitly and without effort;

her easy gracea facile hand

Hardadverb

In such a way as to cause great damage or hardship

industrial cities hit hard by unemployment.

Easyadjective

not strict;

an easy teachereasy standardslenient rules

Hardadverb

With great distress, grief, or bitterness

took the divorce hard.

Easyadjective

affording comfort;

soft light that was easy on the eyes

Hardadverb

Firmly; securely

held hard to the railing.

Easyadjective

casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior;

her easy virtuehe was told to avoid loose (or light) womenwanton behavior

Hardadverb

Toward or into a solid condition

concrete that sets hard within a day.

Easyadjective

less in demand and therefore readily obtainable;

commodities are easy this quarter

Hardadverb

Near in space or time; close

The factory stands hard by the railroad tracks.

Easyadjective

plentiful and therefore at low interest rates; easy to come by;

easy money

Hardadverb

(Nautical) Completely; fully

hard alee.

Easyadverb

with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily');

she was easily excitedwas easily confusedhe won easilythis china breaks very easilysuccess came too easy

Hardadjective

(of material or fluid) Having a severe property; presenting difficulty.

Easyadverb

without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly');

he spoke slowlygo easy here--the road is slipperyglaciers move tardilyplease go slow so I can see the sights

Hardadjective

Resistant to pressure.

This bread is so stale and hard, I can barely cut it.

Easyadverb

in a relaxed manner; or without hardship;

just wanted to take it easy

Hardadjective

(of drink or drugs) Strong.

Hardadjective

(of water) High in dissolved chemical salts, especially those of calcium.

Hardadjective

Having the capability of being a permanent magnet by being a material with high magnetic coercivity (compare soft).

Hardadjective

(personal or social) Having a severe property; presenting difficulty.

Hardadjective

Requiring a lot of effort to do or understand.

a hard problem

Hardadjective

Demanding a lot of effort to endure.

a hard life

Hardadjective

Severe, harsh, unfriendly, brutal.

a hard master;a hard heart;hard words;a hard characterdon't be so hard on yourself

Hardadjective

(dated) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.

Hardadjective

Unquestionable.

hard evidence

Hardadjective

(of a road intersection) Having a comparatively larger or a ninety-degree angle.

At the intersection, there are two roads going to the left. Take the hard left.

Hardadjective

Sexually aroused.

I got so hard watching two hot guys wrestle each other on the beach.

Hardadjective

(bodybuilding) Having muscles that are tightened as a result of intense, regular exercise.

Hardadjective

Plosive.

There is a hard c in "clock" and a soft c in "centre".

Hardadjective

Unvoiced

Hard k, t, s, ch, as distinguished from soft, g, d, z, j.

Hardadjective

Velarized or plain, rather than palatalized

Hardadjective

(arts) Having a severe property; presenting a barrier to enjoyment.

Hardadjective

Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.

Hardadjective

Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in colour or shading.

Hardadjective

(uncomparable) In the form of a hard copy.

We need both a digital archive and a hard archive.

Hardadverb

(manner) With much force or effort.

He hit the puck hard up the ice.They worked hard all week.At the intersection, bear hard left.The recession hit them especially hard.Think hard about your choices.

Hardadverb

(manner) With difficulty.

His degree was hard earned.The vehicle moves hard.

Hardadverb

(obsolete) So as to raise difficulties.

Hardadverb

(manner) Compactly.

The lake had finally frozen hard.

Hardadverb

Near, close.

Hardnoun

A firm or paved beach or slope convenient for hauling vessels out of the water.

Hardnoun

crack cocaine.

Hardnoun

(motorsports) hard tyre A tyre whose compound is softer than superhards, and harder than mediums.

Hardadjective

not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure;

a difficult tasknesting places on the cliffs are difficult of accessdifficult timesa difficult childfound himself in a difficult situationwhy is it so hard for you to keep a secret?

Hardadjective

metaphorically hard;

a hard fatetook a hard looka hard bargainera hard climb

Hardadjective

not yielding to pressure or easily penetrated;

hard as rock

Hardadjective

very strong or vigorous;

strong windsa hard left to the china knockout puncha severe blow

Hardadjective

characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort;

worked their arduous way up the mining valleya grueling campaignhard laborheavy workheavy goingspent many laborious hours on the projectset a punishing pace

Hardadjective

of speech sounds

Hardadjective

of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately;

does a lot of hard drinkinga heavy drinker

Hardadjective

having undergone fermentation;

hard cider

Hardadjective

having a high alcoholic content;

hard liquor

Hardadjective

unfortunate or hard to bear;

had hard lucka tough break

Hardadjective

dried out;

hard dry rolls left over from the day before

Hardadverb

with effort or force or vigor;

the team played hardworked hard all daypressed hard on the leverhit the ball hardslammed the door hard

Hardadverb

with firmness;

held hard to the railing

Hardadverb

earnestly or intently;

thought hard about itstared hard at the accused

Hardadverb

causing great damage or hardship;

industries hit hard by the depressionshe was severely affected by the bank's failure

Hardadverb

slowly and with difficulty;

prejudices die hard

Hardadverb

indulging excessively;

he drank heavily

Hardadverb

into a solid condition;

concrete that sets hard within a few hours

Hardadverb

very near or close in space or time;

it stands hard by the railroad tracksthey were hard on his heelsa strike followed hard upon the plant's opening

Hardadverb

with pain or distress or bitterness;

he took the rejection very hard

Hardadverb

to the full extent possible; all the way;

hard aleethe ship went hard asternswung the wheel hard left