readily

adverb read·i·ly \ ˈre-də-lē \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of readily

: in a ready manner: such as
a : without hesitating : willingly
  • readily accepted advice
b : without much difficulty : easily
  • for reasons that anyone could readily understand

Examples of readily in a Sentence

  1. simple instructions that anyone can readily understand

  2. He readily agreed to help us.

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First Known Use of readily

14th century


READILY Defined for English Language Learners

readily

adverb

Definition of readily for English Language Learners

  • : quickly and easily

  • : in a way that shows you are willing to do something : without hesitation or complaint


READILY Defined for Kids

readily

adverb read·i·ly \ ˈre-də-lē \

Definition of readily for Students

1 : quickly and easily
  • The lid readily came off.
2 : without hesitation or complaint
  • He readily agreed to help.


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