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Meaning of easily by Wiktionary Dictionary



    easy +‎ -ly


    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /iː.zə.liː/, iː.zɪ.liː/


    easily ( comparative more easily, superlative most easily )

    1. Comfortably, without discomfort or anxiety.
      • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.xi:
        Eftsoones she causd him vp to be conuayd, / And of his armes despoyled easily [...] .
    2. Without difficulty .
    3. ( colloquial, not comparable ) Absolutely, without question


    • frequency based on Project Gutenberg corpus">Most common English words before 1923: mouth · generally · ago · #684: easily · condition · sleep · ex


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Explanation of easily by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. indicating high probability

    2. a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster
    3. without question

    4. easily the best book she's written
    5. with ease

    6. she was easily excited
      was easily confused
      he won easily
      this china breaks very easily

    Definition of easily by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Easily adv. [From Easy.]
      1. With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, “this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen.”

      2. Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, “to pass life well and easily”. Sir W. Temple.

      3. Readily; without reluctance; willingly.

      Not soon provoked, she easily forgives. Prior.

      4. Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without umult or discord.

      5. Without shaking or jolting; commodiously; as, “a carriage moves easily”.