I am a non-native English learner. And when I was looking up the word easy-going in dictionaries, the explanations really confused me. Is the word easy-going positive or negative? Some dictionaries say it means lax, negligent or careless, while some say it means not easily annoyed, worried or upset.
Which is correct? Do you think this word means a good quality or approval. Does it mean that the meaning of the word easy-going differs depending on the context, or it's a difference between British and American English
a. Living without undue worry or concern; calm.
b. Lax or negligent; careless.
c. Relaxed or informal in attitude or standards:an easygoing teacher who allowed extra time for assignments.
a : relaxed and casual in style or manner: an easygoing boss
b : morally lax
If you describe someone as easy-going, you mean that they are not easily annoyed, worried, or upset, and you think this is a good quality. [approval]
adj. not strict; relaxed, tolerant or placid.