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Webster 1913 Edition


Easily

Eas′i-ly

,
adv.
[From
Easy
.]
1.
With ease; without difficulty or much effort;
as, this task may be
easily
performed; that event might have been
easily
foreseen.
2.
Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance;
as, to pass life well and
easily
.
Sir W. Temple.
3.
Readily; without reluctance; willingly.
Not soon provoked, she
easily
forgives.
Prior.
4.
Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without [GREEK]umult or discord.
5.
Without shaking or jolting; commodiously;
as, a carriage moves
easily
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Easily

E'ASILY

,
adv.
[from easy.] Without difficulty or great labor; without great exertion, or sacrifice of labor or expense, as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen.
1.
Without pain, anxiety or disturbance; in tranquillity; as, to pass life well and easily.
2.
Readily; without the pain of reluctance.
Not soon provoked, she easily forgives.
3.
Smoothly; quietly; gently; without tumult or discord.
4.
Without violent shaking or jolting; as, a carriage moves easily.

Definition 2021


easily

easily

English

Adverb

easily (comparative easilier or more easily, superlative easiliest or most easily)

  1. Comfortably, without discomfort or anxiety.
  2. Without difficulty.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis [] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
  3. (colloquial, not comparable) Absolutely, without question.
    This is easily the best meal I have eaten.

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