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[ee-zuh-lee, eez-lee] /ˈi zə li, ˈiz li/
in an easy manner; with ease; without trouble:
The traffic moved along easily.
beyond question; by far:
easily the best.
likely; well:
He may easily change his mind.
Origin of easily
First recorded in 1250-1300, easily is from the Middle English word esily. See easy, -ly
Related forms
overeasily, adverb
2. certainly, surely, clearly, plainly. Unabridged
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  • The latter also carries a flag—of nationality not so easily determined.

  • There had been words, there had been looks,—but words and looks are so easily misinterpreted!

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • May be it is; but how can you earn a thousand dollars a piece so easily?

  • Even she could easily have spoken sharply to each and all of the little ones.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • As for your weapons, you are to place them in the gallery where you can find them easily.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
British Dictionary definitions for easily


with ease; without difficulty or exertion
by far; beyond question; undoubtedly: he is easily the best in the contest
probably; almost certainly: he may easily come first
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Word Origin and History for easily

late 13c., aisieliche, from easy + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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