Definition of readily in English:

readily

adverb

  • 1Without hesitation or reluctance; willingly.

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

readily

/ˈrɛdɪli/