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[ ee-zuh-lee, eez-lee ]


  1. in an easy manner; with ease; without trouble:

    The traffic moved along easily.

  2. beyond question; by far:

    easily the best.

    Synonyms: plainly, clearly, surely, certainly

  3. likely; well:

    He may easily change his mind.


/ ˈiːzɪlɪ /


  1. with ease; without difficulty or exertion
  2. by far; beyond question; undoubtedly

    he is easily the best in the contest

  3. probably; almost certainly

    he may easily come first

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Other Words From

  • over·easi·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of easily1

First recorded in 1250–1300, easily is from the Middle English word esily. See easy, -ly

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Idioms and Phrases

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

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Example Sentences

If the winch you have has a steel cable already on it, you can buy an aftermarket winch rope and easily replace it.

At 18 by 15 by 14 inches, it can hold both letter and legal file folders easily.

Prescribed burns on forest and park lands can cost more than $200 per acre, while thinning can easily top $1,000, depending on the terrain.

The problem here is that expertise, authority, and trustworthiness are not easily interpreted by the search algorithms, which only understand code.

McBride, who has worked as press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, is expected to easily win the general election in the Democratic district, which includes parts of Wilmington.

But that stability can be withdrawn as easily as it was granted.

At the same time anyone could carry anything—even drugs—easily.

Although Southern did not automatically equal neo-Confederate, at times the distinction could easily get lost.

As Puar further pointed out, this notion of a global gay identity is easily manipulated.

He slides between them easily, as if riding the fader between his turntables.

In this way bundles of the plants are easily made, and in most cases these can be readily carried about.

The manifest annoyance of her household was thus easily accounted for, but he marveled at the strength of her bodyguard.

But the Mexicans were not the people to give up their best province so easily.

Specimens were easily collected in a mist net placed across the opening.

Results are easily and quickly obtained, and are probably accurate enough for all clinical purposes.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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