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Affording or characterized by comfort and peace; restful.

ease′ful·ly adv.
ease′ful·ness n.
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characterized by or bringing ease; peaceful; tranquil
ˈeasefully adv
ˈeasefulness n
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(ˈiz fəl)

comfortable; peaceful; restful.
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Affording pleasurable ease:
Informal: comfy, soft.
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References in classic literature ?
Unrestrained by the young man's presence she threw up her mouth, put her lips near the bars, and piped away in easeful grace to the attentive listeners.
It was kind and easeful, and as I started processing my film a few hours later, I exhaled with deep relief that I was on the right track, and that all would be well.'
Haydn's original soloist, white-wigged and in servant's livery, couldn't have careened and capered like Leleux nor, I expect, produce such liquid tones, easeful runs, gentle lyricism in the Andante and so chirpy a finale.
When he returned to England, he was inspired to write an article for Life magazine ("Death in Hollywood," 29 September 1947) that was, a month later, printed in different form in The Tablet ("Half in Love with Easeful Death: An Examination of Californian Burial Customs," 18 October 1947).
(Johnston 2007, 245-46) Although this description is not the conventional picture of easeful death, Tash dies surrounded by her family and singing about a place of guaranteed happiness.
You may have a vague idea what to do, and should be more easeful as the days wear on.
Have: This is the state of easeful receiving that comes when there is no resistance to an idea or outcome.
Channelling Keats' notion that 'poetry should come as easily as leaves to a tree, or it had better not come at all', Campion was out to make a film that had an 'easeful' feeling, (28) that flowed through years, impelled by the currents of emotion, with its own sense of poetry.
With this, you can often settle a safe easeful of a slower propellant in the 7mm case and still approach full pressures and decent velocity.
None of these forms had or has a way to indicate the length of note duration, so for monks to achieve the apparently easeful unison an outsider hears at Compline is a matter of an assured interpretation by a chorus leader who has worked out many unknowns.
She listened to shifts in predawn street life as she stayed up through the night with a sick child; she watched but did not interfere as her children's city life expanded; as she ran her errands, she observed shopkeepers serving as the ganglia of the neighborhood's extensive communications network and the ways the neighborhood kept its easeful vigilance even as it maintained its toleration; and she struck the right balance of openness and reserve with her neighbors.