- Readily Read"i*ly (r[e^]d"[i^]*l[y^]), adv.
1. In a ready manner; quickly; promptly. --Chaucer.
How readily we wish time spent revoked! --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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readily — adverb eagerly, easily, effortlessly, enthusiastically, freely, gladly, graciously, heartily, lief, prompte, promptly, quickly, smoothly, voluntarily willingly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
readily — (adv.) early 14c., from READY (Cf. ready) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
readily — [adv] quickly; effortlessly at once, at the drop of a hat*, cheerfully, eagerly, easily, facilely, freely, gladly, hands down*, immediately, in a jiffy*, in no time*, lightly, no sweat*, nothing to it*, piece of cake*, promptly, quick as a wink* … New thesaurus
readily — ► ADVERB 1) without hesitation; willingly. 2) without difficulty; easily … English terms dictionary
readily — [red′ə lē] adv. [ME redili: see READY & LY2] 1. without hesitation; willingly 2. without delay; quickly 3. without difficulty; easily … English World dictionary
readily — [[t]re̱dɪli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v If you do something readily, you do it in a way which shows that you are very willing to do it. I asked her if she would allow me to interview her, and she readily agreed... When I was invited to the… … English dictionary
readily — read|i|ly [ redıli ] adverb * 1. ) easily: Some computer instructions cannot be readily understood. readily available (=easy to obtain): The equipment was cheap and readily available. 2. ) in a way that shows that you are willing: She had readily … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
readily */*/ — UK [ˈredɪlɪ] / US adverb 1) easily Some computer instructions cannot be readily understood. readily available (= easy to obtain): The equipment was cheap and readily available. 2) in a way that shows that you are willing She had readily agreed to … English dictionary
readily — read|i|ly W3 [ˈredıli] adv 1.) quickly and easily ▪ Boats are readily available to visitors. ▪ The information is readily accessible on the Internet. 2.) quickly, willingly, and without complaining ▪ Jack readily agreed to help … Dictionary of contemporary English
readily — adverb Date: 14th century in a ready manner: as a. without hesitating ; willingly < readily accepted advice > b. without much difficulty ; easily < for reasons that anyone could readily understand > … New Collegiate Dictionary