Definition of easily in US English:

easily

adverb

  • 1Without difficulty or effort.

    ‘he climbed the mountain easily’
    ‘the area is easily accessible by road’
    • ‘New York's transport system is geared up to get masses of people round the city quickly, cheaply and easily.’
    • ‘You have a strong and magnetic personality that easily faces and handles difficulties.’
    • ‘The irrigation pump could easily be hooked up in the same manner as a ice maker to the water system.’
    • ‘Chengannur is the major nearby town, which is easily accessible by road or rail.’
    • ‘She said these areas if developed and easily accessible would surpass in its attraction any known tourist spot in the state.’
    • ‘They want the issues handled fairly, speedily, transparently, and in a manner that is easily understood.’
    • ‘David Nestor had a goal chance in the 55th minute, but his tame effort was easily dealt with by the Derry keeper.’
    • ‘The report states that this area could easily become cleaner with a little more effort.’
    • ‘The disused railway line makes the bog and surrounding areas easily accessible from both ends.’
    • ‘Technology enables us to do jobs more easily, with less effort and less cost.’
    • ‘I only managed to win the league once with Celtic but it was an almighty effort and nothing came easily.’
    • ‘How could this be when, as Ritter says, such efforts would be easily detectable by modern technology?’
    • ‘In this way an amount of roughly two thousand five hundred rupees every month can be easily collected with little effort.’
    • ‘He can ace all his courses easily and without much effort.’
    • ‘Looking back to earlier stages of my own academic career, I can easily recall difficulties of this kind in doing my own research.’
    • ‘This keeps this information together and easily accessible with minimal effort and time.’
    • ‘Trust can be broken easily and takes enormous effort to rebuild.’
    • ‘In short, enemy recruitment is easily outpacing our efforts to reduce his numbers.’
    • ‘Holdsworth gets Wanderers first shot on target - a tame effort that Sullivan covers easily.’
    • ‘It is easily absorbed by the body and vital in the formation of red blood cells’
    effortlessly, comfortably, simply, straightforwardly
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    1. 1.1 In a relaxed manner.
      ‘he shrugged easily’
      • ‘Morgan stood straight and shrugged easily, allowing the woman to hold the door open for them.’
      • ‘Tom, suitably bemused, shrugged easily, raised an eyebrow at me in question, and then followed Daz back into the kitchen.’
      • ‘But I think my success was about being able to talk clearly and easily and think and listen.’
      • ‘Even in a telephone interview from the US, Schuur talks in a familiar manner and confides easily.’
      • ‘Over some green tea, Haukamati easily slips into the language of the old neighbours.’
      • ‘Remarkably calm and reminding him of himself, she just shrugged and responded easily.’
      • ‘She had been busy playing with her food, but smiled easily and shrugged.’
      • ‘Jones shrugged easily as he picked his guitar up and pulled the strap over his head proudly.’
      • ‘Again Morgan shrugged and followed Sal into the apartment, glancing around easily.’
      • ‘Still, Gavin Maxwell himself dominates easily, as he probably always did.’
      • ‘She shrugged easily, as if she was mostly over the hurt, but now had the maturity to enjoy her memories.’
      • ‘During the earthquake, when we went around collecting clothes and other material, people gave easily.’
      • ‘I was definitely jealous of how easily she conversed with Will.’
    2. 1.2 More quickly or frequently than is usual.
      ‘they get bored easily’
      • ‘Though he enjoyed the rush of combating the enemy, his body tired of it easily.’
      • ‘I'm just one of that new brand of consumer - the one with a very short attention span, who bores quickly and easily.’
      • ‘Tough and righteous babe like that doesn't get hurt easily, and I obviously did hurt her.’
      • ‘I blush very, very, very easily, frequently for literally no reason.’
      • ‘Fibreglass was commonly used in public sculptures some years ago but it was found to break easily and colours faded quickly on it.’
      • ‘She probably perspires easily, especially on her head while she is sleeping.’
      • ‘It is also true that some children are supersensitive, easily offended, and quickly angered.’
      • ‘She was not very happy with her job - Luni got bored far too quickly and easily.’
      • ‘Figs are fairly delicate - they bruise easily and deteriorate quickly, so it's best to store them in the fridge.’
      • ‘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.

    ‘English is easily the reigning language in the financial world’
    • ‘In modern politics style is substance, manner is meaning, and a look is easily worth a thousand words.’
    • ‘The number of busts for hard drugs within the British army has doubled in two years and now easily exceeds positive tests for cannabis.’
    • ‘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.
      ‘events that could easily become stodgy and predictable’
      • ‘But that margin could easily have been a lot more such was the manner in which he came home after the last.’
      • ‘And no doubt Intel could easily afford to waive royalties altogether with all its customers.’
      • ‘Such absolute power can easily corrupt, and it is no wonder that the feudal system in Pakistan is humanly degrading.’
      • ‘Action which did not take such doubts seriously could easily exacerbate the problems of an already volatile region.’
      • ‘With a bit more determination and commitment from certain players they could easily have won the match.’
      • ‘Such wide subjective definitions can and do easily become charters of abuse.’
      • ‘Apparently, signals can easily crisscross and become confused.’
      • ‘Events could easily overtake the proposed policies displayed in its pages.’
      • ‘These were several sentences providing significant insight into future events that could easily have been missed.’
      • ‘In terms of sheer physical difficulty, this could easily rank #1 on the list.’

Pronunciation

easily

/ˈiz(ə)li//ˈēz(ə)lē/