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ˈrɛd l iread·i·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. readilyadverb

    without much difficulty

    "these snakes can be identified readily"

  2. promptly, readily, prontoadverb

    in a punctual manner

    "he did his homework promptly"


  1. readilyadverb

    Without unwillingness or hesitation; showing readiness.

    The suspect readily answered all questions the police officers asked him.

  2. readilyadverb

    Without impediment, easily.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Readilyadverb

    Expeditely; with little hinderance or delay.

    Etymology: from ready.

    My tongue obey’d, and readily could name
    Whate’er I saw. John Milton.

    Those very things, which are declined as impossible, are readily practicable in a case of extreme necessity. South.

    I readily grant, that one truth cannot contradict another. John Locke.

    Every one sometime or other dreams that he is reading papers, in which case the invention prompts so readily, that the mind is imposed upon. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 487.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Readilyadverb

    in a ready manner; quickly; promptly

  2. Readilyadverb

    without delay or objection; without reluctance; willingly; cheerfully

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'readily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3418

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'readily' in Adverbs Frequency: #253

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of readily in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of readily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of readily in a Sentence

  1. Susan Rice:

    I don't think anybody expects a single outcome that all of a sudden readily resolves all these difficult issues, we're looking to try to use these venues to make incremental progress toward the objective that we all seek.

  2. Proverb:

    The swindler readily cheats the covetous man. #StockMarket

  3. Konstantina Stankovic:

    Initially this was because routine testing was not readily available for patients who were diagnosed with [COVID-19], and also, when patients were having more life-threatening complications, they weren’t paying much attention to whether their hearing was reduced or whether they had tinnitus.

  4. Kristen Sorensen:

    When I used HAL, there were people who came from all over the country to use the equipment, i would like this kind of technology to be more readily available.

  5. Frank Herbert, Dune:

    Peace for any prolonged period of time is impossible. Humans have a natural thirst for chaos and war is the most readily available form of chaos.

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Translations for readily

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  • بسهولةArabic
  • bereitwilligGerman
  • fácilmente, pronto, en seguidaSpanish
  • auliistiFinnish
  • facilementFrench
  • आसानी सेHindi
  • დაუბრკოლებლად, ხალისით, ადვილად, ხალისიანად, მარტივად, მონდომებითGeorgian
  • 손쉽게, 기꺼이Korean
  • vlot, direct, gewilligDutch
  • prontamentePortuguese
  • lätt, beredvilligt, villigtSwedish

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    established or prearranged unalterably
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