at ease

[at ease] or [at one's ease] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. In comfort; without pain or bother.

You can't feel at ease with a toothache.

2. or [at one's ease] Comfortable in one's mind; relaxed, not troubled.

- Often used in the phrase "put at ease" or "put at one's ease."

We put Mary at her ease during the thunderstorm by reading her stories.

Compare: AT HOME(2). Contrast: ILL AT EASE, ON EDGE. 3. Standing with your right foot in place and without talking in military ranks.

The sergeant gave his men the command "At ease!"

Compare: PARADE REST.