mackly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English makli, from make (easy, adj), from Old Norse makr (easy), from Proto-Germanic *makaz (comfortable, suitable), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (to knead, press), equivalent to make +‎ -ly. Cognate with Old English macalīc (convenient), Scots makly, Middle Low German gemaclīch, Middle High German gemechlīche (easily) (German gemächlich (gently)), Dutch gemakkelijk (easy).

Adverb[edit]

mackly (comparative macklier or more mackly, superlative mackliest or most mackly)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Evenly; aptly; easily.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Moderately.

Adjective[edit]

mackly (comparative macklier or more mackly, superlative mackliest or most mackly)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Seemly; comely; good-looking.