Definition of readily in English:

readily

adverb

  • 1Without hesitation or reluctance; willingly.

    ‘he readily admits that the new car surpasses its predecessors’
    • ‘She readily admitted to performing the black magic associated with witches.’
    • ‘McGee readily admits that he was a big political influence in his teenage years.’
    • ‘New ideas are not always readily accepted, and so it was with this dialogical project.’
    • ‘Instead of readily agreeing to be re-tested, Annus talked of being treated like a criminal.’
    • ‘Eddington readily conceded that the company's assumptions may quickly be blown off course.’
    • ‘How odd, though, that such a self-styled patriot can cast his loyalties aside so readily.’
    • ‘She readily posed for group photos with that characteristic smile always on her lips.’
    • ‘Ferguson readily admits he has never been in as bad a situation as the one he is faced with now.’
    • ‘Star voices not only draw eager listeners but also their message is readily accepted.’
    • ‘He has readily quoted it in support of his own Calverley and Farsley ward.’
    • ‘Perhaps the best thing to do is to use a journal place-holder note more readily when things get too fraught for me.’
    • ‘Later on I was requested to help in the appeal filed by the man and I readily agreed.’
    • ‘He asked me then to contribute to the document on the issue of wildlife and I readily agreed.’
    • ‘There would be a reluctance to readily dispense with them unless absolutely required.’
    • ‘He readily admits that it is a dream job for someone who has been passionate about cars since boyhood.’
    • ‘Yet, as he readily admits, this sanction was used just eight times last year.’
    • ‘My usual mistake springs readily to mind, and this simple action quickly solves the problem.’
    • ‘Things are not quite so heady just yet around south west Scotland, as Donna readily acknowledges.’
    • ‘Joe readily admits that he was persuaded to play the leading character over a few drinks.’
    • ‘He talked readily and, as though he sensed my nervousness at making contact with him, he did his best to put me at my ease.’
    willingly, without hesitation, unhesitatingly, gladly, happily, cheerfully, with pleasure, with good grace, without reluctance, ungrudgingly, voluntarily
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    1. 1.1 Without delay or difficulty; easily.
      as submodifier ‘transport is readily available’
      • ‘Expert advice is readily available to any person doing restoration work if needed.’
      • ‘The young couple are calling for more information about meningitis to be made more readily available.’
      • ‘As you would expect, car hire is readily available, but don't discount the local bus services.’
      • ‘Seed is readily available from stock centres and gives small, easily grown plants.’
      • ‘For example cows in heat or those with health problems can be readily identified.’
      • ‘This is not a society in which communal political ideologies will readily seize hold.’
      • ‘Pots of the bulbs in flower are readily available at this time of year.’
      • ‘The gnarled brown root is readily available in our supermarkets and not expensive.’
      • ‘Yet, his age is not readily apparent in the middle of these discussions or interviews.’
      • ‘Second hand office furniture is readily available and can easily be given a new lease of life.’
      • ‘Nor are grandparents or other extended family members so readily available for nursing duties.’
      • ‘The Society is fortunate to have such a specialist readily available to step into Roger's shoes.’
      • ‘This can reduce symptoms, but permits infections to take hold more readily.’
      • ‘His liturgical assistants will be readily available now that so many women serve at sea.’
      • ‘Lime grows quickly, is handsome looking, and can be readily clipped or pollarded.’
      • ‘Since Christmas is usually a family affair, this should be readily available.’
      • ‘Moreover, the Oakfield Campus could readily swallow up the entire teaching facility.’
      • ‘The short answer is to hightail it out of the capital to where large and detached homes are more readily available.’
      • ‘Thus these rays are readily absorbed by the body along with their therapeutic values.’
      • ‘It's a great way to spice up spuds - all the flavours are readily absorbed while the potatoes are hot.’
      easily, with ease, without difficulty, effortlessly
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Pronunciation

readily

/ˈrɛdɪli/