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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gladly, lief, fainadverb

    in a willing manner

    "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"


  1. gladlyadverb

    In a glad manner; happily.

  2. Etymology: From gladly, gladliche, from glædlice, equivalent to. Compare glædelig, gleðilegur. More at glad, -ly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gladlyadverb

    Joyfully; with gayety; with merriment; with triumph; with exultation.

    Etymology: from glad.

    For his particular, I’ll receive him gladly;
    But not one follower. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    You are going to set us right; and ’tis an advantage every body will gladly see you engross the glory of. Edward Blount, to Pope.


  1. Gladly

    "Gladly" is a song by British musician Tirzah. It was produced by Micachu aka Mica Levi. The single was released on 3 March 2018.


  1. gladly

    Gladly is an adverb that means with pleasure or willingly. It is used to express someone's readiness or eagerness to happily or cheerfully perform a certain action. It signifies positivity, enthusiasm, and agreeable attitude towards something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gladlyadjective

    preferably; by choice

  2. Gladlyadjective

    with pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully; eagerly

  3. Etymology: [From Glad, a.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gladly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gladly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of gladly in a Sentence

  1. Mariana Fulger:

    If you keep the mind awake, alive, the rest of your being follows it gladly..

  2. George Santayana:

    A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

  3. Lyndon Johnson:

    Dick, you may be right. But if that's the price I've got ta pay, I'm going to gladly do it.

  4. Ben Carson:

    I've worked with Muslims. I've trained Muslims. I've operated on Muslims. There are a lot of Muslims who are very patriotic. Good Americans and they gladly admit, at least privately, that they don't accept sharia or the doctrines and they understand that Islam is a system of living and it includes the way that you relate to the government, and you cannot, unless you specifically, deny that portion of Islam be a Muslim in good standing. Now if that is the case, if you are not willing to reject that, then how in the world can you possibly be the president of the United States.

  5. Chris Devins:

    I credited Ms. Mesfin for her work immediately. I've taken the heat and will gladly do so as long as the kids have a mural they can look up to.

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