Definition of at (one's) ease in English:

at (one's) ease


  • 1Free from worry or awkwardness; relaxed.

    ‘she was never quite at ease with Phil’
    • ‘I could tell by our team's attitude that they seemed to be totally at ease when they took the field.’
    • ‘The main courses arrived swiftly, with the kind of faultlessly friendly, attentive yet unobtrusive service that always puts you at your ease in a restaurant.’
    • ‘The only way to set your mind at ease before purchasing a supplement is to check out the facts first.’
    • ‘With Will it's so easy not to feel intimidated because he puts you at ease.’
    • ‘He had a great way with people, and had the remarkable ability to put customers at their ease.’
    • ‘It's informal and friendly and sets me at my ease immediately.’
    • ‘He was mild-mannered and polite, attempting light humour to put me at my ease.’
    • ‘Now vulnerable people can feel more at ease knowing that recruits are signing up to stop doorstep con-artists.’
    • ‘The door slammed shut behind him and I jumped, but Mother seemed perfectly at ease.’
    • ‘The master of ceremonies will welcome each of the contestants in turn, set them at their ease, and introduced the musical item that each will render.’
    relaxed, calm, serene, tranquil, unworried, contented, content, happy
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    1. 1.1at easeMilitary In a relaxed attitude with the feet apart and the hands behind the back (often as a command)
      ‘all right, stand at ease!’
      • ‘The soldiers at Micklegate Bar are not marching but are stood at ease, and may well have been from the Army Cadet Corps.’
      • ‘To my surprise, he was standing at ease, talking to an old lady who was seated on one of the chairs in the alcove.’
      • ‘Both girls ceased their jitters and tried to stand at ease, gnawing away at their lips.’
      • ‘He joined Neal, Arlyn and Lori, standing at ease on the other side of the stage.’
      • ‘I halted in front of the sentry box, turned to the front and stood at ease.’