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easily

[ ee-zuh-lee, eez-lee ]
/ ˈi zə li, ˈiz li /
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adverb

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.

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easel, easement, easier, easier said than done, easiest, easily, easiness, easley, east, east africa, east african

Origin of easily

First recorded in 1250–1300, easily is from the Middle English word esily. See easy, -ly
SYNONYMS FOR easily
Related formso·ver·eas·i·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for easily

easily

/ (ˈiːzɪlɪ) /

adverb

with ease; without difficulty or exertion
by far; beyond question; undoubtedlyhe is easily the best in the contest
probably; almost certainlyhe may easily come first

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Word Origin and History for easily

easily


adv.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with easily

easily


see breathe easy (easily); easier (more easily) said than done.

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