Definition of readily in English:

readily

adverb

  • 1Without hesitation or reluctance; willingly.

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

readily

/ˈrɛdɪli/