readily meaning


    Definition of readily in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMreadilierCOMmore readilySUPreadiliestSUPmost readilyPREré-SUF-ly
    1. Without unwillingness or hesitation; showing readiness.
      1. The suspect readily answered all questions the police officers asked him. ‎
    2. Without impediment, easily.
      1. Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Disagreeing with Iowa’s nosologist, Ms. Petersen says the lethal consequences of overprescribed or misprescribed drugs are too readily accepted as “natural” death.
      • I told him not to shoot, as I was a scout from Fort Hays; and then, calling the sergeant of the guard, I went up to the vidette of the post, who readily recognized me.
      • At some point in the conversation my name came up, and I readily agreed to their proposition.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en beadily
      2. en headily
      3. en reedily
      4. en really
      5. en easily
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of readily for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "readily" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 1
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 2
      Definite    ➨     Versatile