Etymology
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presently (adv.)

late 14c., "immediately, at this time," from present (adj.) + -ly (2). Between mid-15c. and mid-17c. it relaxed into "sooner or later, by and by."

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Definitions of presently

presently (adv.)
in the near future;
she will arrive presently
Synonyms: soon / shortly / before long
presently (adv.)
at this time or period; now;
he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations
Synonyms: currently
From wordnet.princeton.edu