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readily adv
1 without much difficulty; "these snakes can be identified readily"
2 in a punctual manner; "he did his homework promptly" [syn: promptly, pronto, without delay]

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ready + -ly



  1. Without unwillingness or hesitation; Showing readiness
    The suspect readily answered all questions the police officers asked him.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agilely, agreeably, animatedly, anxiously, apace, ardently, at once, at short notice, avidly, breathlessly, charitably, cheerfully, de bonne volonte, eagerly, easily, effortlessly, enthusiastically, expeditiously, facilely, freely, gladly, graciously, hands down, happily, immediately, impatiently, in no time, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, keenly, lightly, like clockwork, like nothing, nimbly, no sweat, on easy terms, on short notice, promptly, pronto, quickly, right away, simply, smoothly, speedily, spryly, swiftly, swimmingly, ungrudgingly, vivaciously, well, willingly, with a will, with alacrity, with dispatch, with good will, with gusto, with open arms, with relish, with zest, without delay, without difficulty, zealously, zestfully
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