Definition of gradely in English:


Line breaks: grade¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈgreɪdli


Northern English
  • Fine, decent, or respectable: she were a gradely lass
    More example sentences
    • But our neighbours, who were gradely folk, took it all in good part.
    • Don't call me Mr Hudson, he were me Dad and a gradely bloke.


Middle English (originally in the sense 'excellent, noble'): from Old Norse greithligr, from greithr 'ready'.

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