gladly [adv] happily acquiescently, ardently, beatifically, blissfully, blithely, cheerfully, cheerily, contentedly, cordially, delightedly, delightfully, ecstatically, enchantedly, enthusiastically, felicitously, freely, gaily, genially, gleefully, gratefully, heartily, jocundly, jovially, joyfully, joyously, lovingly, merrily, paradisiacally, passionately, pleasantly, pleasingly, pleasurably, rapturously, readily, sweetly, warmly, willingly, with good grace, with pleasure, with relish, zealously, zestfully; concepts 403,538,542 —Ant. sadly, unhappily

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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