Definition of easily in English:

easily

adverb

  • 1Without difficulty or effort.

    ‘he climbed the mountain easily’
    ‘Bradford is easily accessible by road’
    • ‘I only managed to win the league once with Celtic but it was an almighty effort and nothing came easily.’
    • ‘You have a strong and magnetic personality that easily faces and handles difficulties.’
    • ‘Holdsworth gets Wanderers first shot on target - a tame effort that Sullivan covers easily.’
    • ‘Technology enables us to do jobs more easily, with less effort and less cost.’
    • ‘How could this be when, as Ritter says, such efforts would be easily detectable by modern technology?’
    • ‘The report states that this area could easily become cleaner with a little more effort.’
    • ‘She said these areas if developed and easily accessible would surpass in its attraction any known tourist spot in the state.’
    • ‘In this way an amount of roughly two thousand five hundred rupees every month can be easily collected with little effort.’
    • ‘It is easily absorbed by the body and vital in the formation of red blood cells’
    • ‘David Nestor had a goal chance in the 55th minute, but his tame effort was easily dealt with by the Derry keeper.’
    • ‘Trust can be broken easily and takes enormous effort to rebuild.’
    • ‘Looking back to earlier stages of my own academic career, I can easily recall difficulties of this kind in doing my own research.’
    • ‘The disused railway line makes the bog and surrounding areas easily accessible from both ends.’
    • ‘New York's transport system is geared up to get masses of people round the city quickly, cheaply and easily.’
    • ‘He can ace all his courses easily and without much effort.’
    • ‘The irrigation pump could easily be hooked up in the same manner as a ice maker to the water system.’
    • ‘This keeps this information together and easily accessible with minimal effort and time.’
    • ‘Chengannur is the major nearby town, which is easily accessible by road or rail.’
    • ‘In short, enemy recruitment is easily outpacing our efforts to reduce his numbers.’
    • ‘They want the issues handled fairly, speedily, transparently, and in a manner that is easily understood.’
    effortlessly, comfortably, simply, straightforwardly
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    1. 1.1 More quickly or frequently than is usual.
      ‘they get bored easily’
      • ‘I blush very, very, very easily, frequently for literally no reason.’
      • ‘She was not very happy with her job - Luni got bored far too quickly and easily.’
      • ‘Though he enjoyed the rush of combating the enemy, his body tired of it easily.’
      • ‘Fibreglass was commonly used in public sculptures some years ago but it was found to break easily and colours faded quickly on it.’
      • ‘Figs are fairly delicate - they bruise easily and deteriorate quickly, so it's best to store them in the fridge.’
      • ‘It is also true that some children are supersensitive, easily offended, and quickly angered.’
      • ‘She probably perspires easily, especially on her head while she is sleeping.’
      • ‘Tough and righteous babe like that doesn't get hurt easily, and I obviously did hurt her.’
      • ‘I'm just one of that new brand of consumer - the one with a very short attention span, who bores quickly and easily.’
      • ‘This dog will scare easily and will most probably beat you to the hiding place if an intruder bursts into your home!’
  • 2Without doubt; by far.

    ‘he was easily the bravest man I've ever met’
    • ‘The number of busts for hard drugs within the British army has doubled in two years and now easily exceeds positive tests for cannabis.’
    • ‘In modern politics style is substance, manner is meaning, and a look is easily worth a thousand words.’
    • ‘What happened there last week was easily the gravest event since the group's attack in New York.’
    undoubtedly, doubtlessly, without doubt, without question, indubitably, indisputably, undeniably, definitely, certainly, assuredly, positively, absolutely, clearly, obviously, patently, simply, surely, by far, far and away, by a mile, beyond the shadow of a doubt
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    1. 2.1 Very probably.
      ‘the body could easily be that of an actress’
      • ‘Such wide subjective definitions can and do easily become charters of abuse.’
      • ‘Events could easily overtake the proposed policies displayed in its pages.’
      • ‘In terms of sheer physical difficulty, this could easily rank #1 on the list.’
      • ‘Action which did not take such doubts seriously could easily exacerbate the problems of an already volatile region.’
      • ‘And no doubt Intel could easily afford to waive royalties altogether with all its customers.’
      • ‘Apparently, signals can easily crisscross and become confused.’
      • ‘Such absolute power can easily corrupt, and it is no wonder that the feudal system in Pakistan is humanly degrading.’
      • ‘With a bit more determination and commitment from certain players they could easily have won the match.’
      • ‘These were several sentences providing significant insight into future events that could easily have been missed.’
      • ‘But that margin could easily have been a lot more such was the manner in which he came home after the last.’

Pronunciation

easily

/ˈiːzɪli/