readily

[ red-l-ee ]
/ ˈrɛd l i /

adverb

promptly; quickly; easily: The information is readily available.
in a ready manner; willingly: He readily agreed to help us.

Nearby words

  1. reade,
  2. reade, charles,
  3. reader,
  4. readership,
  5. readies,
  6. readiness,
  7. reading,
  8. reading chair,
  9. reading desk,
  10. reading group

Origin of readily

First recorded in 1275–1325, readily is from the Middle English word redily. See ready, -ly

Related formso·ver·read·i·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for readily

readily

/ (ˈrɛdɪlɪ) /

adverb

promptly; eagerly; willingly
without difficulty or delay; easily or quickly
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Word Origin and History for readily

readily

adv.

c.1300, from ready + -ly (2).

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