easily

adverb

eas·​i·​ly ˈē-zə-lē How to pronounce easily (audio)
ˈēz-lē
1
: in an easy manner : without difficulty
won easily
2
a
: without question : by far
was easily the best meal I've ever had
b
: at the minimum : at least
costs easily twice as much
3
: well sense 10b
it could easily have been me

Examples of easily in a Sentence

These ingredients are easily obtained. I'm too heavy to be carried easily.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of easily was in the 14th century

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“Easily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easily. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

easily

adverb
eas·​i·​ly ˈēz-(ə-)lē How to pronounce easily (audio)
1
: without difficulty
won the game easily
2
a
: by a large margin
easily the best player
b
: at least
costs easily twice as much

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