Definition of gradely in English:

gradely

adjective

Northern English
  • Fine, decent, or respectable:

    ‘she were a gradely lass’
    • ‘But our neighbours, who were gradely folk, took it all in good part.’
    • ‘Don't call me Mr Hudson, he were me Dad and a gradely bloke.’

Origin

Middle English (originally in the sense ‘excellent, noble’): from Old Norse greithligr, from greithr ready.

Pronunciation

gradely

/ˈɡreɪdli/