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Definitions for readily
ˈrɛd l iread·i·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word readily.

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.


  1. readily

    Readily is an adverb that generally means without difficulty or delay; easily or immediately. It can also imply willingness or eagerness to do something.

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. Ross McEwing:

    To have a significant impact on the illegal wildlife trade, there is a need to identify and prosecute the leaders of organized crime syndicates, the kingpins, who are unlikely ever to come into contact with the ivory directly, therefore, it is possible that this technique, whilst increasing the number of prosecutions associated with the illegal ivory trade by identifying individuals involved in the handling of the ivory, might have negligible effect on the volume of the illegal trade: national and international couriers are dispensable and readily replaceable.

  2. Yaky Yanay:

    It will be very easy to use, off-the-shelf and readily available.

  3. George Santayana:

    Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.

  4. Daniel Cohan:

    We were fortunate there were good winds and vertical mixing that allowed the plume to rise and disperse more readily.

  5. Chris Stantis:

    Strontium enters our bodies primarily through the food we eat, it readily replaces calcium, as its a similar atomic radius. This is the same way lead enters our skeletal system; although, while lead is dangerous, strontium is not.

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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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