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These english synonyms and antonyms for words used in writing has been arranged by categories. For each word (easy, mild, basic, light, simple, difficult, hard, heavy, tough, tricky, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

Synonyms for Easy

easy Meaning of these synonyms: Capable of being accomplished or acquired with ease; not difficult
Example sentence: This is a fairly easy book, suitable for children. / "It is not easy thus to change the patterns of the past, to forgo the reassuring pleasures of servitude, to face the unknown." (Fay Weldon)
basic breeze child's play cinch
clear comprehensible crystal clear direct easy as pie
effortless elementary facile intelligible
light limpid little effort lucid manageable
manageable mild modest perspicuous piece of cake
plain pushover self-explanatory simple simple as ABC
smooth snap straightforward transparent unambiguous
uncomplicated understandable walkaway walkover

Synonyms for Difficult

difficult Meaning of these synonyms: Requiring, calling for, or marked by great effort, energy, or exertion; not easy
Example sentence: "The word 'politics' . . . comprises, in itself, a difficult study of no inconsiderable magnitude" (Charles Dickens).
abstract abstruse ambiguous arduous
augean backbreaking bruising brutal burdensome
challenging complex complicated convoluted cruel
daunting demanding distressing effortful elusive
exacting exhausting formidable frustrating grievous
hard harsh heavy Herculean inhuman
insoluble intensive intimidating intricate involved
knotty labored laborious merciless mistakable
moiling murderous onerous opaque oppressive
overwhelming painful pick-and-shovel problematic punishing
recondite rigid rigorous rough rugged
serious severe Sisyphean spiny stiff
strenuous stressful strict stringent stubborn
sweaty tall taxing testing thorny
ticklish tight toilsome tough tricky
troublesome trying uphill wearisome




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