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English Adverbs Dictionary

Traditional grammars define adverbs as “words that describe verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, and clauses.” The following dictionary lists common adverbs of the English language.

A

  • abnormally
  • aboard
  • about
  • abroad
  • absentmindedly
  • absolutely
  • abundantly
  • accidentally
  • accordingly
  • actively
  • actually
  • acutely
  • additionally
  • admiringly
  • adventurously
  • affectionately
  • affirmatively
  • after
  • afterwards
  • again
  • agreeably
  • almost
  • already
  • always
  • amazingly
  • angrily
  • annoyingly
  • annually
  • anxiously
  • anyhow
  • anyway
  • appreciably
  • appropriately
  • around
  • arrogantly
  • aside
  • assuredly
  • astonishingly
  • away
  • awfully
  • awkwardly

B

  • badly
  • barely
  • bashfully
  • beautifully
  • before
  • begrudgingly
  • believably
  • besides
  • bewilderedly
  • bewilderingly
  • bitterly
  • bleakly
  • blindly
  • blissfully
  • boastfully
  • boldly
  • boyishly
  • bravely
  • briefly
  • brightly
  • brilliantly
  • briskly
  • broadly
  • brutally
  • busily

C

  • calmly
  • candidly
  • carefully
  • carelessly
  • casually
  • cautiously
  • certainly
  • charmingly
  • cheerfully
  • chiefly
  • childishly
  • cleanly
  • clearly
  • cleverly
  • closely
  • cloudily
  • clumsily
  • coaxingly
  • coincidentally
  • coldly
  • colorfully
  • comfortably
  • commonly
  • compactly
  • comparatively
  • compassionately
  • completely
  • confusedly
  • consequently
  • considerably
  • considerately
  • consistently
  • constantly
  • continually
  • continuously
  • contrarily
  • coolly
  • correctly
  • courageously
  • conversely
  • covertly
  • crazily
  • crossly
  • cruelly
  • cunningly
  • curiously
  • currently
  • customarily
  • cutely

D

  • daily
  • daintily
  • dangerously
  • daringly
  • darkly
  • dastardly
  • dearly
  • deceivingly
  • decently
  • deep
  • deeply
  • defiantly
  • deftly
  • deliberately
  • delicately
  • delightfully
  • densely
  • diagonally
  • differently
  • diligently
  • dimly
  • directly
  • disorderly
  • divisively
  • docilely
  • dopily
  • doubtfully
  • down
  • dramatically
  • dreamily

E

  • eagerly
  • early
  • earnestly
  • easily
  • efficiently
  • effortlessly
  • elaborately
  • eloquently
  • elegantly
  • elsewhere
  • emotionally
  • endlessly
  • energetically
  • enjoyably
  • enormously
  • enough
  • enthusiastically
  • entirely
  • equally
  • especially
  • essentially
  • eternally
  • ethically
  • even
  • evenly
  • eventually
  • evermore
  • every
  • everywhere
  • evidently
  • evocatively
  • exactly
  • exceedingly
  • exceptionally
  • excitedly
  • exclusively
  • explicitly
  • expressly
  • extensively
  • externally
  • extra
  • extraordinarily
  • extremely

F

  • fairly
  • faithfully
  • famously
  • far
  • fashionably
  • fast
  • fatally
  • favorably
  • ferociously
  • fervently
  • fiercely
  • fiery
  • finally
  • financially
  • finitely
  • fluently
  • fondly
  • foolishly
  • forever
  • formally
  • formerly
  • fortunately
  • forward
  • frankly
  • frantically
  • freely
  • frequently
  • frenetically
  • frightfully
  • fully
  • furiously
  • further
  • furthermore

G

  • generally
  • generously
  • gently
  • genuinely
  • generally
  • generously
  • gently
  • genuinely
  • girlishly
  • gladly
  • gleefully
  • gracefully
  • graciously
  • gradually
  • gratefully
  • greatly
  • greedily
  • grimly
  • grudgingly

H

  • habitually
  • half-heartedly
  • handily
  • handsomely
  • haphazardly
  • happily
  • hastily
  • harmoniously
  • harshly
  • hastily
  • hatefully
  • hauntingly
  • healthily
  • heartily
  • heavily
  • helpfully
  • helplessly
  • hence
  • henceforth
  • highly
  • hitherto
  • honestly
  • hopefully
  • hopelessly
  • horizontally
  • hourly
  • how
  • however
  • hugely
  • humorously
  • hungrily
  • hurriedly
  • hysterically

I

  • icily
  • identifiably
  • idiotically
  • imaginatively
  • immeasurably
  • immediately
  • immensely
  • impatiently
  • impressively
  • inappropriately
  • incessantly
  • incorrectly
  • indeed
  • independently
  • indubitably
  • inevitably
  • infinitely
  • informally
  • infrequently
  • innocently
  • inquisitively
  • instantly
  • intelligently
  • intensely
  • intently
  • interestingly
  • intermittently
  • internally
  • invariably
  • invisibly
  • inwardly
  • ironically
  • irrefutably
  • irritably

J

  • jaggedly
  • jauntily
  • jealously
  • jovially
  • joyfully
  • joylessly
  • joyously
  • jubilantly
  • judgmentally
  • just
  • justly

K

  • keenly
  • kiddingly
  • kindheartedly
  • kindly
  • knavishly
  • knottily
  • knowingly
  • knowledgeably
  • kookily

L

  • lastly
  • late
  • lately
  • later
  • lazily
  • less
  • lightly
  • likely
  • likewise
  • limply
  • lithely
  • lively
  • loftily
  • longingly
  • loosely
  • loudly
  • lovingly
  • loyally
  • luckily
  • luxuriously

M

  • madly
  • magically
  • mainly
  • majestically
  • markedly
  • materially
  • meaningfully
  • meanly
  • meantime
  • meanwhile
  • measurably
  • mechanically
  • medically
  • menacingly
  • merely
  • merrily
  • methodically
  • mightily
  • miserably
  • mockingly
  • monthly
  • morally
  • more
  • moreover
  • mortally
  • most
  • mostly
  • much
  • mysteriously

N

  • namely
  • nastily
  • naturally
  • naughtily
  • nearby
  • nearly
  • neatly
  • needily
  • needlessly
  • negatively
  • nervously
  • never
  • nevertheless
  • next
  • nicely
  • nightly
  • noisily
  • nonetheless
  • normally
  • nosily
  • not
  • notably
  • nowadays
  • numbly

O

  • obediently
  • obligingly
  • obnoxiously
  • obviously
  • occasionally
  • oddly
  • offensively
  • officially
  • often
  • ominously
  • once
  • only
  • openly
  • optimistically
  • orderly
  • ordinarily
  • otherwise
  • outdoors
  • outrageously
  • outwardly
  • outwards
  • overconfidently
  • overseas

P

  • painfully
  • painlessly
  • paradoxically
  • partially
  • particularly
  • passionately
  • patiently
  • perfectly
  • periodically
  • perpetually
  • persistently
  • personally
  • persuasively
  • physically
  • plainly
  • playfully
  • poetically
  • poignantly
  • politely
  • poorly
  • positively
  • possibly
  • potentially
  • powerfully
  • presently
  • presumably
  • prettily
  • previously
  • primly
  • principally
  • probably
  • promptly
  • properly
  • proudly
  • punctually
  • puzzlingly

Q

  • quaintly
  • queasily
  • queerly
  • questionably
  • questioningly
  • quicker
  • quickly
  • quietly
  • quirkily
  • quite
  • quizzically

R

  • randomly
  • rapidly
  • rarely
  • rather
  • readily
  • really
  • reasonably
  • reassuringly
  • recently
  • recklessly
  • regularly
  • reliably
  • reluctantly
  • remarkably
  • repeatedly
  • reproachfully
  • responsibly
  • resentfully
  • respectably
  • respectfully
  • restfully
  • richly
  • ridiculously
  • righteously
  • rightfully
  • rightly
  • rigidly
  • roughly
  • routinely
  • rudely
  • ruthlessly

S

  • sadly
  • safely
  • scarcely
  • scarily
  • scientifically
  • searchingly
  • secretively
  • securely
  • sedately
  • seemingly
  • seldom
  • selfishly
  • selflessly
  • separately
  • seriously
  • shakily
  • shamelessly
  • sharply
  • sheepishly
  • shoddily
  • shortly
  • shrilly
  • shyly
  • significantly
  • silently
  • similarly
  • simply
  • sincerely
  • singularly
  • shyly
  • skillfully
  • sleepily
  • slightly
  • slowly
  • slyly
  • smoothly
  • so
  • softly
  • solely
  • solemnly
  • solidly
  • solicitously
  • somehow
  • sometimes
  • somewhat
  • somewhere
  • soon
  • specially
  • specifically
  • spectacularly
  • speedily
  • spiritually
  • splendidly
  • sporadically
  • spasmodically
  • startlingly
  • steadily
  • stealthily
  • sternly
  • still
  • strenuously
  • stressfully
  • strictly
  • structurally
  • studiously
  • stupidly
  • stylishly
  • subsequently
  • substantially
  • subtly
  • successfully
  • suddenly
  • sufficiently
  • suitably
  • superficially
  • supposedly
  • supremely
  • surely
  • surprisingly
  • suspiciously
  • sweetly
  • swiftly
  • sympathetically
  • systematically

T

  • temporarily
  • tenderly
  • tensely
  • tepidly
  • terribly
  • thankfully
  • then
  • thereafter
  • therefore
  • thereby
  • thoroughly
  • thoughtfully
  • thus
  • tightly
  • today
  • together
  • tomorrow
  • too
  • totally
  • touchingly
  • tremendously
  • triumphantly
  • truly
  • truthfully
  • truthlessly
  • twice

U

  • ultimately
  • unabashedly
  • unaccountably
  • unanimously
  • unbearably
  • unbelievably
  • undoubtedly
  • unemotionally
  • unethically
  • unexpectedly
  • unfailingly
  • unfavorably
  • unfortunately
  • uniformly
  • unilaterally
  • unimpressively
  • universally
  • unnaturally
  • unnecessarily
  • unquestionably
  • unwillingly
  • up
  • upbeat
  • unkindly
  • upliftingly
  • upright
  • unselfishly
  • upside-down
  • unskillfully
  • upward
  • upwardly
  • urgently
  • usefully
  • uselessly
  • usually
  • utterly

V

  • vacantly
  • vaguely
  • vainly
  • valiantly
  • vastly
  • verbally
  • vertically
  • very
  • viciously
  • victoriously
  • vigilantly
  • vigorously
  • violently
  • visibly
  • visually
  • vivaciously
  • voluntarily

W

  • warmly
  • weakly
  • wearily
  • weekly
  • well
  • wetly
  • whole-heartedly
  • wholly
  • wickedly
  • widely
  • wiggly
  • wildly
  • willfully
  • willingly
  • wisely
  • woefully
  • wonderfully
  • worriedly
  • worthily
  • wrongly

X

Y

  • yawningly
  • yearly
  • yearningly
  • yet
  • yieldingly
  • youthfully

Z

  • zanily
  • zealously
  • zestfully
  • zestily

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