Gladly Glad"ly, adv. [From {Glad}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Preferably; by choice. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. With pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully; eagerly. [1913 Webster]

The common people heard him gladly. --Mark xii. 37. [1913 Webster]

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  • gladly — index readily Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gladly — O.E. glædlice joyfully, kindly, willingly; see GLAD (Cf. glad) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gladly — [adv] happily acquiescently, ardently, beatifically, blissfully, blithely, cheerfully, cheerily, contentedly, cordially, delightedly, delightfully, ecstatically, enchantedly, enthusiastically, felicitously, freely, gaily, genially, gleefully,… …   New thesaurus

  • gladly — glad|ly [ˈglædli] adv 1.) willingly or eagerly ▪ I would gladly have done it for him. 2.) happily ▪ Here s Michelle! he said gladly. →not suffer fools gladly at ↑suffer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gladly — glad|ly [ glædli ] adverb 1. ) in a willing way: HAPPILY: I would gladly have done anything for her. 2. ) in a happy or pleased way: We gladly accept your invitation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gladly — adverb 1 willingly or eagerly: I would gladly have done it for him. 2 happily: “Here s Michelle!” he said gladly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gladly — UK [ˈɡlædlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a willing way I would gladly have done anything for her. 2) in a happy or pleased way We gladly accept your invitation …   English dictionary

  • gladly — adv. Gladly is used with these verbs: ↑accept, ↑join, ↑oblige, ↑pay, ↑refund, ↑return, ↑sacrifice, ↑welcome …   Collocations dictionary

  • gladly — adverb we gladly accepted the senator s invitation Syn: with pleasure, happily, cheerfully; willingly, readily, eagerly, freely, ungrudgingly; archaic fain, lief …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gladly — glad ► ADJECTIVE (gladder, gladdest) 1) pleased; delighted. 2) (often glad of) grateful. 3) causing happiness. DERIVATIVES gladly adverb gladness noun …   English terms dictionary

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