[ 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.


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Origin of easily

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


o·ver·eas·i·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for easily

/ (ˈiːzɪlɪ) /


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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Idioms and Phrases with easily


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

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