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Definition of "readily" []

  • In a prompt, timely manner; promptly. (adverb)
  • In a cooperative manner; willingly. (adverb)
  • In a manner indicating or connoting ease; easily. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "readily" in a sentence
  • "Few people who use the word readily register the fact that its letters initially stood for words: self-contained underwater breathing apparatus."
  • "The so-called "traditionalists" I don't cede the term readily often behave badly, then when you call them on it, they respond by citing how they were "hurt" and treated badly."
  • "Balloons will be in readily accessible locations and visible from nearby roadways."