W1S1 [ˈi:zıli] adv
1.) without problems or difficulties
They won quite easily.
We found the house easily enough .
easily accessible/available etc
The castle is easily accessible by road.
easily understood/identified etc
It's easily recognised by its bright blue tail feathers.
2.) could/can/might easily
used to say that something is possible or is very likely to happen
The first signs of the disease can easily be overlooked.
They could so easily have escaped.
Gambling can all too easily become an addiction (=used to say that something bad is very possible) .
3.) easily the best/biggest etc
definitely the best etc
She is easily the most intelligent person in the class.
4.) in a relaxed way
His son grinned easily back at him.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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