A word that describes or gives more information about a verb, adjective, adverb, or phrase: Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Adverbs indicate time, manner, place, degree and frequency of something.

Adverbs are usually formed by adding ‘ly’ to the end of an adjective.

  • He ran quickly, the adverb ‘quickly’ modifies the verb ‘ran’.
  • In the phrase “she smiled cheerfully”, the word “cheerfully” is an adverb
  • Time: I always start work early
  • Manner: She rides her horse carefully
  • Place: When we got there, we had to wait to eat dinner.
  • Degree: In Alaska it is very cold, isn’t it?
  • Frequency: I’m always late to an appointment.

abnormally actually ahead also around
about adventurously all always arrogantly
absentmindedly afterwards almost always as
accidentally again alone annually away
actually ago already anxiously awkwardly
back best blindly both briskly
bashfully better blissfully bravely broadly
beautifully bitterly boastfully briefly busily
before bleakly boldly brightly  
calmly certainly close commonly courageously
carefully cheerfully closely continually crossly
carelessly clearly coaxingly coolly cruelly
cautiously cleverly colorfully correctly curiously
daily deceivingly deliberately dimly down
daintily deeply delightfully directly dreamily
dearly defiantly diligently doubtfully  
early else enthusiastically even exactly
easily energetically equally evenly excitedly
either enormously especially eventually extremely
elegantly enough especially ever  
fairly fatally fondly frantically furiously
faithfully ferociously foolishly freely  
famously fervently fortunately frenetically  
far fiercely forward frightfully  
fast finally frankly fully  
generally gently gleefully gratefully greedily
generously gladly gracefully greatly  
happily heavily highly hopelessly hungrily
hard helpfully home hourly  
hastily helplessly honestly how  
healthily here hopelessly however  
immediately innocently instead interestingly  
in inquisitively intensely inwardly  
indeed instantly intently irritably  
jaggedly jealously joyfully jubilantly just
jaggedly jovially joyously judgmentally justly
keenly kindly knowingly kookily  
kiddingly knavishly knowledgeably  
later less little longingly loyally
lazily lightly lively loosely  
least likely loftily loudly  
les limply long lovingly  
madly meaningfully miserably more mostly
majestically mechanically mockingly mortally much
maybe merrily monthly most mysteriously
naturally neatly never no not
nearly nervously nicely noisily now
obediently off ok openly overconfidently
obnoxiously offensively on optimistically  
oddly officially once out  
ofcourse often only over  
painfully perfectly politely powerfully properly
partially perhaps poorly pretty punctually
particularly physically positively probably  
patiently playfully potentially promptly  
quaintly queerly quicker quietly quite
queasily questionably quickly quirkily quizzically
randomly really regularly right rudely
rapidly really reluctantly righteously  
rarely reassuringly repeatedly rightfully  
rather recently reproachfully rigidly  
readily recklessly restfully roughly  
safely separately simply solidly successfully
scarcely seriously sleepily sometimes suddenly
scarily shakily slowly soon supposedly
searchingly sharply smoothly speedily surprisingly
sedately sheepishly so stealthily suspiciously
seemingly shrilly softly sternly sweetly
seldom shyly solemnly still swiftly
selfishly silently solemnly strictly sympathetically
tenderly then tightly tonight truthfully
tensely there to too  
terribly thoroughly today tremendously  
thankfully thoughtfully together triumphantly  
that thus tomorrow truly  
ultimately unethically unnaturally upright usefully
unabashedly unexpectedly unnecessarily upside-down uselessly
unaccountably unfortunately up upward usually
unbearably unimpressively upbeat urgently utterly
vacantly valiantly very violently  
vaguely vastly viciously vivaciously  
vainly verbally victoriously voluntarily  
warmly wetly why woefully  
weakly when wildly wonderfully  
wearily where willfully worriedly  
well wholly wisely wrongly  
yawningly yearningly yet youthfully  
yearly yesterday yieldingly    
zealously zestfully



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