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[red-l-ee] /ˈrɛd l i/
promptly; quickly; easily:
The information is readily available.
in a ready manner; willingly:
He readily agreed to help us.
Origin of readily
1275-1325; Middle English redily. See ready, -ly
Related forms
overreadily, adverb
2. freely, graciously, ungrudgingly. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for readily


promptly; eagerly; willingly
without difficulty or delay; easily or quickly
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Word Origin and History for readily

c.1300, from ready + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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