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1‘an uncomplicated computer interface that is truly easy to use’
simple, not difficult, straightforward, clear, accessible, direct, undemanding, unexacting, unchallenging, unsophisticated, trouble-free, painless, effortless, easy, facile, elementary, idiot-proof, plain sailing, a five-finger exercise, nothing
informal easy-peasy, as easy as pie, as easy as falling off a log, as easy as ABC, a piece of cake, child's play, kids' stuff, a cinch, no sweat, a doddle, a breeze, a pushover, money for old rope, money for jam
North American informal duck soup, a snap
NZ Australian informal a bludge
South African informal a piece of old tackle
British vulgar slang a piece of piss
dated a snip
complicated, difficult, demanding
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