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gradely

adjective grade·ly \ˈgrādli\

Definition of gradely

  1. 1 dialectal, England :  fine, good, and desirable: a :  upstanding and worthy how proud I am of Rochdale and of its gradely folks — Gracie Fields b :  promising and likely a gradely lad c :  physically well :  being in good health Mama and Papa are … gradely — Charlotte Brontë d :  physically attractive :  good-looking

  2. 2 dialectal, England :  fitting and proper :  appropriate

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Origin and Etymology of gradely

Middle English greithly, graithly ready, prompt, excellent, from Old Norse greithliga ready, prompt, from greithr ready, free + -ligr -ly


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gradely

adverb grade·ly \"\

Definition of gradely

  1. 1 dialectal, England :  properly and suitably

  2. 2 dialectal, England :  well

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Origin and Etymology of gradely

Middle English greithly, graithly promptly, suitably, from Old Norse greithligr promptly, from greithligr, adjective


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