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[ee-zuh-lee, eez-lee] /ˈi zə li, ˈiz li/
in an easy manner; with ease; without trouble:
The traffic moved along easily.
beyond question; by far:
easily the best.
likely; well:
He may easily change his mind.
Origin of easily
1250-1300; Middle English esily. See easy, -ly
Related forms
overeasily, adverb
2. certainly, surely, clearly, plainly. Unabridged
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  • Taking jelly beans one at a time, you can easily fail to realize that you favor a single color.
British Dictionary definitions for easily


with ease; without difficulty or exertion
by far; beyond question; undoubtedly: he is easily the best in the contest
probably; almost certainly: he may easily come first
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Word Origin and History for easily

late 13c., aisieliche, from easy + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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