gladly


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glad 1

 (glăd)
adj. glad·der, glad·dest
1.
a. Experiencing or exhibiting joy and pleasure.
b. Appreciative: was glad to be home.
2. Providing joy and pleasure: a glad occasion.
3. Very willing; pleased: glad to help.
tr. & intr.v. glad·ded, glad·ding, glads Archaic
To gladden.

[Middle English, from Old English glæd; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glad′ly adv.
glad′ness n.
Synonyms: glad1, happy, cheerful, lighthearted, joyful, joyous
These adjectives mean being in or showing good spirits. Glad often refers to the feeling that results from the gratification of a wish or from satisfaction with immediate circumstances: "They were smiling, lifting their hands to me, glad to be together, glad to see me" (Wendell Berry).
Happy applies to a feeling of pleasure, satisfaction, or joy: "Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so" (John Stuart Mill).
Cheerful suggests characteristic good spirits: a cheerful volunteer.
Lighthearted stresses the absence of care: "We knew that things were hard for our Bohemian neighbors, but the two girls were lighthearted and never complained" (Willa Cather).
Joyful and joyous suggest lively, often exultant happiness: a joyful heart; joyous laughter.

glad 2

 (glăd)
n. Botany
A gladiolus.
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Adv.1.gladly - in a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"

gladly

adverb
1. happily, cheerfully, gleefully, merrily, gaily, joyfully, joyously, jovially He gladly accepted my invitation.
2. willingly, freely, happily, readily, cheerfully, with pleasure, with (a) good grace The counsellors will gladly baby-sit during their free time.
willingly sadly, reluctantly, grudgingly, unwillingly, dolefully, unenthusiastically

gladly

adverb
Translations
بِبَهْجَه، بِفَرَح
ráds ochotous radostí
med glæde
rado
örömmel
glaîlega
džiaugsmingai
s radosťou
z veseljem
memnuniyetle

gladly

[ˈglædlɪ] ADVcon mucho gusto, de buena gana
he gladly accepted their invitationaceptó con mucho gusto or de buena gana su invitación
I'd gladly help her if I couldla ayudaría con mucho gusto or de buena gana si pudiera
"will you help us?" - "gladly"-¿nos ayudará? -con mucho gusto
see also suffer A2

gladly

[ˈglædli] advvolontiers

gladly

adv (= willingly, happily)gern(e); I’d gladly give her £5 to go awayich gäbe ihr gern(e) £ 5, wenn sie nur wegginge

gladly

[ˈglædlɪ] adv (joyfully) → lietamente; (willingly) → con piacere, volentieri

glad

(glӕd) adjective
pleased or happy. I'm very glad that you are here; the glad smiles of the children.
ˈgladden verb
to make glad. The news gladdened her.
ˈgladly adverb
I'd gladly help but I have too many other things to do.
ˈgladness noun
glad rags
a person's best clothes, worn for special occasions. I'll get my glad rags on for the party.
References in classic literature ?
The method employed I would gladly explain, While I have it so clear in my head, If I had but the time and you had but the brain-- But much yet remains to be said.
I honour him, that bad guest, but gladly leave him alone.
You are not forgotten or uncared for, but others need our care more than you, and to those who take cheerfully the pain and sorrow sent, do we most gladly give our help.
Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.
And as surely as he gladly lived for love, would he have died gladly for love.
I would gladly do so," said the Fox, "but I fear he may not have heard of King Lion's decree.
Other people I do not wish to know, and would gladly forget if I could.
With Mr Blifil's consent therefore he wrote the next morning to Mr Western, acquainting him that his nephew had very thankfully and gladly received the proposal, and would be ready to wait on the young lady, whenever she should be pleased to accept his visit.
Medlock and Martha gladly slipped away, and after everything was neat and calm and in order the nurse looked as if she would very gladly slip away also.
My father, who was deeply anxious to secure the friendship of so powerful a monarch, and held besides that a little travel would greatly improve my manners and open my mind, accepted gladly, and in a short time I had set out for India with the ambassador, attended only by a small suite on account of the length of the journey, and the badness of the roads.
For this reason I should be glad were fortune soon to offer me some opportunity of making myself an emperor, so as to show my heart in doing good to my friends, particularly to this poor Sancho Panza, my squire, who is the best fellow in the world; and I would gladly give him a county I have promised him this ever so long, only that I am afraid he has not the capacity to govern his realm.
My friend," said Beauchamp, in the most affectionate tone, "I should gladly make an apology; but, alas," --