readably vs readily :

readably vs readily

readably or readily

‘Readably’ is an adverb that is almost never used these days. It means ‘in a way that is readable.’ “He wrote quickly but readably.” Nowadays we would most likely use ‘legibly’ instead.

‘Readily’ is also an adverb; it means doing something without hesitation or delay.

“Everyone readily agreed to take an Uber instead of Sam’s car.”

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  • r  in a legible manner

  • r  without much difficulty
    these snakes can be identified readily
  • r  in a punctual manner
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