gladly vs willingly what difference

what is difference between gladly and willingly

English

Etymology

From Middle English gladly, gladliche, from Old English glædlīċe (gladly); equivalent to glad +‎ -ly. Compare Danish glædelig (joyful), Icelandic gleðilegur (delightful). More at glad, -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlædli/

Adverb

gladly (comparative gladlier or more gladly, superlative gladliest or most gladly)

  1. In a glad manner; happily.
  2. Willingly; certainly.
    Would you like a beer?
    Gladly, thank you.

Derived terms

  • suffer fools gladly

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English willyngly, wyllyngly (intentionally, deliverately; freely, gladly), from Old English willendlīċe (diligently), equivalent to willing +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪlɪŋli/
  • Hyphenation: will‧ing‧ly

Adverb

willingly (comparative more willingly, superlative most willingly)

  1. Of one’s own free will; freely and spontaneously.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 29.
      Now this is a process of the mind or thought, of which I would willingly know the foundation.

Synonyms

  • gladly, happily

Translations


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