Definition of easily in US English:

easily

adverb

  • 1Without difficulty or effort.

    ‘he climbed the mountain easily’
    ‘the area is easily accessible by road’
    • ‘Chengannur is the major nearby town, which is easily accessible by road or rail.’
    • ‘I only managed to win the league once with Celtic but it was an almighty effort and nothing came easily.’
    • ‘The irrigation pump could easily be hooked up in the same manner as a ice maker to the water system.’
    • ‘New York's transport system is geared up to get masses of people round the city quickly, cheaply and easily.’
    • ‘She said these areas if developed and easily accessible would surpass in its attraction any known tourist spot in the state.’
    • ‘Holdsworth gets Wanderers first shot on target - a tame effort that Sullivan covers easily.’
    • ‘He can ace all his courses easily and without much effort.’
    • ‘It is easily absorbed by the body and vital in the formation of red blood cells’
    • ‘You have a strong and magnetic personality that easily faces and handles difficulties.’
    • ‘Trust can be broken easily and takes enormous effort to rebuild.’
    • ‘In short, enemy recruitment is easily outpacing our efforts to reduce his numbers.’
    • ‘Looking back to earlier stages of my own academic career, I can easily recall difficulties of this kind in doing my own research.’
    • ‘They want the issues handled fairly, speedily, transparently, and in a manner that is easily understood.’
    • ‘The report states that this area could easily become cleaner with a little more effort.’
    • ‘David Nestor had a goal chance in the 55th minute, but his tame effort was easily dealt with by the Derry keeper.’
    • ‘This keeps this information together and easily accessible with minimal effort and time.’
    • ‘Technology enables us to do jobs more easily, with less effort and less cost.’
    • ‘The disused railway line makes the bog and surrounding areas easily accessible from both ends.’
    • ‘In this way an amount of roughly two thousand five hundred rupees every month can be easily collected with little effort.’
    • ‘How could this be when, as Ritter says, such efforts would be easily detectable by modern technology?’
    effortlessly, comfortably, simply, straightforwardly
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    1. 1.1 In a relaxed manner.
      ‘he shrugged easily’
      • ‘Again Morgan shrugged and followed Sal into the apartment, glancing around easily.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I was definitely jealous of how easily she conversed with Will.’
      • ‘Jones shrugged easily as he picked his guitar up and pulled the strap over his head proudly.’
      • ‘Morgan stood straight and shrugged easily, allowing the woman to hold the door open for them.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She shrugged easily, as if she was mostly over the hurt, but now had the maturity to enjoy her memories.’
      • ‘But I think my success was about being able to talk clearly and easily and think and listen.’
      • ‘Tom, suitably bemused, shrugged easily, raised an eyebrow at me in question, and then followed Daz back into the kitchen.’
      • ‘Still, Gavin Maxwell himself dominates easily, as he probably always did.’
      • ‘During the earthquake, when we went around collecting clothes and other material, people gave easily.’
    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.’
      • ‘This dog will scare easily and will most probably beat you to the hiding place if an intruder bursts into your home!’
      • ‘She was not very happy with her job - Luni got bored far too 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Fibreglass was commonly used in public sculptures some years ago but it was found to break easily and colours faded quickly on it.’
      • ‘Figs are fairly delicate - they bruise easily and deteriorate quickly, so it's best to store them in the fridge.’
      • ‘I'm just one of that new brand of consumer - the one with a very short attention span, who bores quickly and easily.’
  • 2Without doubt; by far.

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

Pronunciation

easily

/ˈiz(ə)li//ˈēz(ə)lē/