gradely adjective -lier or -liest Midland English dialect fine; excellent
Word Origin for gradely C13 greithlic, greithli, from Old Norse greidhligr, from greidhr ready Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for gradely Historical Examples of gradely
The Yorkshire pronunciation of gradely is almost as if written grared-ly.
Give you, it weakens the pikehead; but ’tis a gradely ornament.’
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Jim were a good young man, honest and true, and a gradely Christian.
You’ll waste a gradely lot of brass at chemist’s if I am at you for a week with this.
Miss Heptonstall, he remarked, had everything “gradely” about her.
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