Definition of easeful in US English:



  • Providing or offering comfort or peace.

    ‘life was easeful at that time’
    • ‘He returns to earth to rejoice in the easeful shade and water alongside the stretch of The Roman Road, dreary in the dogday heat.’
    • ‘Here, that easeful function has been taken over by unconscious thoughts that, ‘recumbent in the day’, have assumed the guise of ‘a forest of thick-set trees’.’
    • ‘She submerged them desperately in the easeful waters of the sea where it licked at the mouth of the cave.’
    • ‘The easeful waters lapped at the shores quietly and there was an eerie atmosphere of calm conflicting harshly with the violence which was about show itself.’
    • ‘The melody is tender but not unduly saccharine and is played here with more concern for easeful relaxation than poignancy.’