(comparative freelier or more freely, superlative freeliest or most freely)
- Free; frank.
- Generous; noble; excellent; beautiful; lovely.
From Middle English frely, freelich, from Old English frÄ“olÄ«c (“free, freeborn, glorious, stately, magnificent, noble, beautiful, charming"), equivalent to free +"Ž -ly. Compare Middle Low German vrilik, vrigelik (“free"), Middle High German vrÄ«lich (“free").
(comparative more freely, superlative most freely)
- In a free manner.
- Wine was flowing freely.
- Without interference or restriction.
- Of one's own free will.
- I will freely help you.
From Middle English frely, freliche, from Old English frÄ“olÄ«Ä‹e (“freely, readily, as a festival"), equivalent to free +"Ž -ly. Compare Dutch vrijelijk (“freely"), German freilich (“certainly, of course").