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Words ending in -LY a-c

Words ending with the suffix -LY

This list is expanded and updated regularly.
With very few exception, all of the words on this list are adverbs. Those which are also adjectives or nouns are so noted.

Note: Words ending in -ably or -ibly consist of the combining forms of two suffixes, i.e., -able + -ly, -ible + -ly.



abactinally
abandonedly
abasedly
abashedly
abdominally
aberrantly
abhorrently
abidingly
abiogenetically
abiogenically
abiotically
abjectly
ablatively
ably
abnormally
aborally
aboriginally
abortively
aboundingly
abrasively
abruptly
absently
absentmindedly
absolutely
absorbedly
absorbingly
abstemiously
abstinently
abstractedly
abstractively
abstractly
abstrusely
absurdly
abundantly
abusively
abysmally
academically
acceleratingly
accentually
acceptably
acceptedly
acceptingly
accessarily
accessibly
accessorily
accidentally also accidently
accidently also accidentally
accommodately
accommodatingly
accommodatively same as accommodatingly
accordantly
accordingly
accumulatively
accurately
accursedly
accusatively
accusatorially
accusingly
accustomarily also customarily
accustomedly
acerbically
acervately
achingly
achromatically
acidly
acidulously
acknowledgedly
acoustically
acquiescently
acquiescingly
acquisitively
acridly
acrimoniously
acrobatically
acrogenously
acronically or acronychally
acronychally or acronically
acronymically
acropetally
acrostically
actinally
actinically
actively
actually
actuarially
acutely
adamantly
adaptationally
adaptively
addedly
addictively
additionally
additively
adeptly
adequately
adherently
adhesively
adiabatically
adjacently
adjectivally also adjectively
adjectively also adjectivally
adjunctively
adjunctly
administratively
admiringly
admissibly
admittedly
admonishingly
admonitorily
adolescently
adoptively
adoringly
adorningly
adrenally
adrenergically
adroitly
adscititiously
adsorptively
adulterously
adultly
adumbratively
advantageously
adventitiously
adventively
adventuresomely
adventurously
adverbially
adversatively
adversely
advertently
advisedly
aerially
aerily
aerobically
aerobiologically
aerobiotically
aerodynamically
aeromagnetically
aeromechanically
aeronautically
aesthetically (British English) or esthetically (American English)
affectedly
affectingly
affectionally
affectionately
affectively
affectlessly
afferently
affinely
affirmatively
affirmingly
afflictively
affluently
affrightedly
affrontedly
affrontingly
agamically
agedly
agelessly
agglutinatively
aggravatingly
aggregately
aggregatively
aggressively
aggrievedly
agilely
agitatedly
agley or agly (Scottish English)
agly or agley (Scottish English)
agnatically
agnostically
agonisedly (British English) or agonizedly (American English)
agonisingly (British English) or agonizingly (American English)
agonistically
agonizedly (American English) or agonisedly (British English)
agonizingly (American English) or agonisingly (British English)
agreeingly
agriculturally
agrobiologically
agronomically
aguishly
aimfully
aimlessly
airily
airlessly
alacriously
alarmedly
alarmingly
alchemically
alcoholically
aldermanly
alertly
algebraically
algologically
algorithmically
alienly
alimentally
alkalimetrically
allegedly
allegiantly
allegorically
allenarly (Scottish English) also solely, only
allergically
alliteratively
allodially
allogeneically
allonymously
allopathically
allopatrically
allophonically
allosterically
allotropically
allotypically
allowably
allowedly
alluringly
allusively
almightily
alogically
alonely (Obsolete) also only, merely, singly
aloofly
alphabetically
alphamerically also alphanumerically
alphanumerically also alphanumerically
alpinely
alteratively
alternately
alternatingly
alternatively
altimetrically
altruistically
alveolarly
amateurishly
amatively
amatorially
amazedly
amazingly
ambidextrously
ambiguously
ambitiously
ambivalently
amblingly
ambrosially
ambulatorily
amitotically
amorally
amorously
amorphously
amphibiously
amphitheatrically
amusedly
amusingly
anacamptically
anachronically
anachronistically
anachronously
anacoluthically
anacreontically
anacrustically
anaerobically also anaerobiotically
anaerobiotically same as anaerobically
anaesthetically (British English) or anesthetically (American English)
anagogically
anagrammatically
anally
analogically
analogously
anaemically (British English) or anemically (American English)
analytically
anamnestically
anaphorically
anaphylactically
anarchically
anarthrously
anatomically
ancestorially
ancestrally
anchoritically
anciently
androgynously
anecdotally
anecdotically
anemically (American English) or anaemically (British English)
anemographically
anesthetically (American English) or anaesthetically (British English)
angelically

angerly 1. (Archaic) same as angrily 2. (Obsolete) same as hurtfully, painfully

angrily
angularly
angulately
animally also physically
animatedly
animately
animatingly
anionically
anisotropically
anniversarily also annually
annotatively
annoyingly
annually
annularly
anodally also anodically
anodically also anodally
anomalistically
anomalously
anonymously
antagonistically
antecedently
antediluvially
antenatally
anteriorly
anthropocentrically
anthropologically
anthropometrically
anthropomorphically also anthropomorphously
anthropomorphously also anthropomorphically
anthropopathically
anthropopsychically
antiaggressively
antiaristocratically
antiatheistically
anti-Biblically
antibiotically
antically
anticapitalistically
anticatalytically
anticensoriously
anticeremonially
anticeremoniously
antichristianly
anticipatively
anticipatorily
anticlassically
anticlimactically
anticly
anticommercially
anticommunistically
anticompetitively
anti-conservatively
anticontagiously
anticonventionally
anticorporately
anticreatively
anticritically
anticulturally
anticynically
antidemocratically
antidotally
antidromically
antiferromagnetically
antigenically
antiinsurrectionally
antipathetically
antiphonally
antiphonically
antiphrastically
antiquely
antiseptically
antisocially
antistrophically
antithetically
antitypically
antrorsely
anxiously
aoristically
apagogically
apathetically
aperiodically
apertly also openly, clearly
aphetically
aphoristically
apically
apishly
apocalyptically
apocryphally
apodeictically also apodictically
apodictically also apodeictically
apogamically also apogamously
apogamously also apogamically
apogeotropically
apolitically
apologetically
apomictically
apophthegmatically or apothegmatically
apoplectically
aposematically
apostolically
apothegmatically or apophthegmatically
apotropaically
appallingly
apparently
appealingly
appearingly also apparently
appeasingly
appellatively
appetisingly (British English) or appetizingly (American English)
applaudingly
applausively
applicatively
applicatorily
appliedly
appointively
appositely
appositionally
appositively
appraisingly
appraisively
appreciatingly
appreciatively
apprehensively
appropriately
approvedly
approvingly
approximately
appulsively
aptitudinally
aptly
aquatically
aqueously
arabesquely
arbitrarily
arboreally
arcanely
archaeologically (British English) or archeologically (American English)
archaically
archeologically (American English) or archaeologically (British English)
archetypally also archetypically
archetypically also archetypally
archiepiscopally
architectonically
architecturally
archly
arctically
arcuately
ardently
arduously
areally
argumentatively
argutely (Archaic)
aridly
aristocratically
arithmetically
armlessly
armorially
aromatically
arrantly (not to be confused with errantly)
arrestingly
arrhythmically
arrogantly
arterially
artfully
arthritically
arthroscopically
articularly
articulately
artificially
artily
artistically
artlessly
artly
ascendantly
ascetically
ascriptively
aseptically
asexually
ashamedly
asininely
aspersively
aspiringly
assaultively
assentingly
assertedly
assertively
asseveratingly
assiduously
assistantly
associatively
assonantly
assortatively
assumedly
assumingly
assumptively
assuredly
astatically
asthmatically
astigmatically
astonishedly
astonishingly
astoundingly
astrally
astringently
astrobiologically
astrologically
astronautically
astronomically
astrophysically
astuciously (Archaic) same as astutely
astutely
asymmetrically
asymptomatically
asymptotically
asynchronously
asyndetically
atavistically
atheistically
athematically
atherosclerotically
athletically
atmospherically
atomically
atomistically
atonally
atoningly
atrociously
attackingly
attainably
attemperly same as temperately
attendantly
attentively
attently
attitudinally
attractingly
attractively
attributively
attuitively
atypically
audaciously
audiovisually
auditorially also auditorily
auditorily also auditorially
augustly
auntly
aurally (not to be confused with orally)
aureately
auricularly
auriculately
aurorally
auspiciously
austerely
authentically
authoritatively
authorly (Rare)
autistically
autobiographically
autocatalytically
autochthonously
autocratically
autodidactically
autoeciously
autoerotically
autogenetically
autogenously
autographically
automatically
automorphically
autonomically
autonomously
autophytically
autoplastically
autopsically same as autoptically
autoptically also written autopsically
autosomally
autotrophically
autumnally
auxetically
auxiliarly
auxinically
availingly
avariciously
avengingly
averagely
aversely
aversively
avertedly
avidiously
avidly
avisely same as advisedly
avocationally
avowedly
avuncularly
awesomely
awfully
awkwardly
axenically
axially
axiologically
axiomatically
axisymmetrically
azimuthally
babyishly
backhandedly
backwardly
bacteremically
bacterially
bactericidally
bacteriologically
bacteriostatically
badgerly also bothersome
badly
bafflingly
baggily
bairnly (Scottish English) also childish
baldly
balefully
balkily
balkingly
balletically
ballistically
balmily
banally
banefully
bankerly
banteringly
baptismally
barbarically
barbarously
barefacedly
barely
barometrically
baroquely
barratrously or barretrously
barrenly
basally
basely
bashfully
basically also fundamentally
basipetally
bassly
bastardly
bathetically
bathymetrically
bawdily
beadily
beamily
beamingly
beamishly (Archaic)
bearably
bearishly
beastily same as bestially
beastly
beatifically
beauteously
beautifully
beckoningly
becomingly
beefily
beerily
befittingly
beggarly
beggingly
begrudgingly
beguilingly (Literary) also charmingly
behaviorally (American English) or behaviourally (British English)
behovely 1. (Archaic) 2. adjective also useful
belatedly
believably
believingly
bellicosely
belligerently
bemusedly
bendingly
beneficently
beneficially
benevolently
benightedly
benignantly
benignly
berserkly
beseechingly
beseemingly
beseemly
besiegingly
besottedly
bestially
bewailingly
bewilderedly
bewilderingly
bewitchingly
biannually
biasedly (American English) or biassedly (British English)
biaxially
Biblically or biblically
bibliographically
bibulously
bidirectionally
biennially
bifacially
bifariously
bifidly
bifilarly
bifurcately
bigamously
bigheartedly
bigly
bigotedly
bihourly
bilabially
bilaterally
bilingually
biliously
bimanually
bimolecularly
bimonthly also a noun, adjective
binately
binaurally
bindingly
binocularly
binomially
biochemically
biogenetically
biographically
biologically
biomechanically
biometrically
bionically
bionomically
biophysically
biosocially
biosynthetically
biotically
biparentally
bipartitely
bipedally
bipinnately
biquarterly (this word is an adjective only)
bisectionally
bisexually
bitchily
bitingly
bitterly
bittersweetly
biweekly also a noun, adjective
biyearly also an adjective
bizarrely
blackguardly
blackly
blamefully
blamelessly
blandishingly
blandly
blankly
blasphemously
blatantly
blazingly
bleakly
blearily
blessedly
blightingly
blimpishly
blindingly
blindly
blissfully
blisteringly
blithefully
blithely
blithesomely
blizzardly
blockishly
bloodcurdlingly
bloodily
bloodlessly
bloodthirstily
blotchily
blottingly
blousily
blowsily or blowzily
blowzily or blowsily
blubberingly
bluely
bluffly
blunderingly
bluntly
blurredly
blurrily
blurringly
blushfully
blushingly
blushlessly also shamelessly
blusteringly
blusterously
boarishly
boastfully
boastingly
bodaciously
bodily
bodingly
bogglingly
bogusly also falsely
boilingly
boisterously
boldly
bolometrically
bombastically
bonnily
bookishly
boomingly
boorishly
bootlessly
boozily
boringly
bossily
botanically
botchily
botryoidally
bottomlessly
bouncily
bouncingly
boundingly
boundlessly
bounteously
bountifully
bovinely
bowingly
boxily
boyishly
bracingly
braggartly
braggingly
bragly (Obsolete)
brainily
brainlessly
brainsickly
brashly
brassily
bravely
brawnily
brazenly
breathily
breathlessly
breathtakingly
breezily
bridally
briefly
brightly
brilliantly
briskly
brittlely also written brittly
broadly
broad-mindedly
broilingly
brokenheartedly
brokenly
bronchially
bronchoscopically
broodily
broodingly
brotherly
brusquely
brutally
brutely
brutishly
buccally
buckishly
bucolically
buirdly (Scottish English, Dialectal) also well-built, stocky, stout
bulbously
bulgingly
bulkily
bullheadedly
bullishly
bumblingly
bumpily
bumpkinly (this word is an adjective only) also bumpkinish
bumptiously
bunchily
bunglingly
buoyantly
burdensomely
bureaucratically
burglariously
burlesquely
burlily
burningly
bushily
busily
bustlingly
butcherly
buxomly
buzzingly
cabalistically
cacophonously
cadastrally
cadaverously
caddishly
caecally or cecally
cagily
cajolingly
calamitously
calcareously
calculably
calculatedly
calculatingly
calligraphically
callously
calmingly
calmly
calorically
calorimetrically
calumniously
campily
camply same as campily
cancerously
candescently
candidly
cankeredly
cannibally
cannily
canonically
canorously
cantankerously
cantily (Scottish English) also cheerfully
cantingly
capably
capaciously
capacitively
capitalistically
capitally
capitularly
capriciously
captiously
captivatingly
cardinally
carefully
carelessly
caressingly
caressively
caringly
carnally
carnivorously
carousingly
carpingly
cartographically
cartoonishly
casually
casuistically
catabolically
catachrestically
cataclysmically
cataleptically
catallactically
catalytically
cataphoretically
catarrhally
catastrophically
catatonically
catechetically
catechumenically
categorially
categorically
cathodally also cathodically
cathodically also cathodally
catholically also catholicly
catholicly same as catholically
cationically
cattily
cattishly
caudally
causally
causatively
causelessly
caustically also causticly
causticly same as caustically
cautiously
cavalierly
cavernously
ceaselessly
cecally or caecally
celestially
cellularly
censoriously
censurably
centennially
centesimally
centrally
centrically
centrifugally
centripetally
cephalically
cerebrally
ceremonially
ceremoniously
certainly
certifiably
chaffingly
challengingly
chancily
chandlerly (Obsolete)
changeably
changefully
changelessly
chantingly
chaotically
characteristically
characterologically
chargeably
charily
charitably
charmedly
charmingly
charmlessly
chastely
chattily
chauvinistically
cheapishly
cheaply
cheatingly
cheekily
cheerfully
cheerily
cheeringly
cheerlessly
cheerly (Archaic) same as cheerily, cheeringly
cheesily
chemically
chemoautotrophically
chemosynthetically
chemotactically
chemotaxonomically
chemotherapeutically
chemotropically
cherishingly
cherubically
chestily
chicly
chidingly
chiefly also an adjective
childishly
childly (this word is an adjective only) also childlike, childish
chillily
chillingly
chimerically
chirpily
chirurgeonly
chivalrously
chlorotically
choicely
chokingly
cholerically also cholericly
cholericly also cholerically
cholinergically
choppily
chorally
choreographically
chorographically
chromatically
chromatographically
chromosomally
chronically
chronogrammatically
chronographically
chronologically
chronometrically
chubbily
chucklingly
chummily
chunkily
churchly
churlishly
cinematically
cinematographically also written kinematographically
circadianly
circinately
circuitously
circularly
circumambiently
circumferentially
circumscriptively
circumspectly
circumstantially
citizenly
civically
civilly
cladistically
cladogenetically
clairaudiently
clairvoyantly
clamantly
clammily
clamorously (American English) or clamourously (British English)
clandestinely
clangorously (American English) or clangourously (British English)
clankingly
clannishly
classically
classificatorily
classily
clatteringly
claustrophobically
clavately
cleanly also an adjective
clearheadedly
clearly
cleistogamically also cleistogamously
cleistogamously also cleistogamically
clemently
clerically
clerkly also an adjective
cleverly
climacterically
climactically
climatically
climatologically
clinally
clinchingly
clingingly
clinically
clinicopathologically
cliquishly
cloddily
cloddishly
clodly (British English)
cloggily
clonally
closely
cloudily
cloudlessly
clownishly
cloyingly
clubbily
clumpily
clumsily
coactively
coarsely
coastally
coaxially
coaxingly
cockeyedly
cockily
cocksurely
coeducationally
coenzymatically
coequally
coercibly
coercively
coessentially
coetaneously
coeternally
coevally
coextensively
cogently
cogitatively
cognately (Rare)
cognisably (British English) or cognizably (American English)
cognitively
cognizably (American English) or cognisably (British English)
coherently
cohesively
coincidentally also coincidently
coincidently same as coincidentally
coinstantaneously
coitally
coldheartedly
coldly
collaboratively
collaterally
collectedly
collectively
collectivistically
collegially
collegiately
collisionally (British English)
colloidally
colloquially
collusively
colonially
colorably (American English) or colourably (British English)
colorfully (American English) or colourfully (British English)
colorimetrically (American English) or colourimetrically (British English)
coloristically (American English) or colouristically (British English)
colorlessly (American English) or colourlessly (British English)
colossally
colourably (British English) or colorably (American English)
colourfully (British English) or colorfully (American English)
colourimetrically (British English) or colorimetrically (American English)
colouristically (British English) or coloristically (American English)
colourlessly (British English) or colorlessly (American English)
colposcopically
coltishly
comatosely
combatively
combinatorially
combustibly
comedically
comelily
comely (this word is an adjective only)
comfortably
comfortingly
comically
commandingly
commemoratively
commendably
commensally
commensurably
commensurately
commercially
commiseratingly
commiseratively
commodiously
commonly
commonsensibly also commonsensically
commonsensically also commonsensibly
communally
communicably
communicatively
communistically
commutatively
compactedly
compactly
companionably
comparably
comparatively
compartmentally
compassionately
compatibly
compellably
compellingly
compendiously
competently
competitively
complacently
complainingly
complaisantly
complementally
complementarily (not to be confused with complimentarily) same as complementally
completely
completively
complexly
compliantly
complicatedly
complimentarily (not to be confused with complementarily)
composedly
compositely
compositionally
compositively
comprehendingly
comprehensibly
comprehensively
compressedly
compressibly
compressingly
compressively
compromisingly
compulsively
compulsorily
compunctiously
computationally
comradely (this word is an adjective only)
concavely
concealingly
concededly
conceitedly
conceivably
concentratedly
concentratively
concentrically
conceptively
conceptualistically
conceptually
concernedly
concertedly
concessively
conchoidally
conciliarly
conciliatorily
concisely
conclusively
concomitantly
concordantly
concretely
concretively
concurrently
concyclically
condescendingly
condignly
conditionally
condolingly
conducingly
confessedly
confessingly
confessionally
confestly same as confessedly
confidentially
confidently
confidingly
configurationally
confirmedly
conflictingly
confluently
confocally
conformably (Literary)
conformationally
confoundedly
confoundingly
confusedly
confusingly
congenially
congenitally
congressionally
congruently
congruously
conically
conjecturably
conjecturally
conjointly
conjugally
conjugately
conjugationally
conjunctionally
conjunctively
conjunctly
connately
connaturally
connectedly
connectively
connivingly
connotatively also connotively
connotively same as connotatively
connubially
conqueringly
consanguineously
conscientiously
conscionably
consciously
consecutively
consensually
consentaneously
consentingly
consequentially
consequently
conservatively
considerably
considerately
consideratively (Obsolete)
consideringly
consistently
consolingly
consonantally
consonantly
conspicuously
conspiratorially
conspiringly
constantly
constituently
constitutionally
constitutively
constrainedly
constrictively
constructionally
constructively
consubstantially
consultatively
consumedly
consumingly
consummately
consumptively
contactually
contagiously
contemplatively
contemporaneously
contemporarily
contemptibly
contemptuously
contentedly
contentiously
contently
conterminously
contestably
contestingly
contextually
contiguously
continentally
continently
contingently
continually
continuatively
continuedly
continuingly
continuously
contortedly
contractedly
contractibly
contractually
contradictiously
contradictively
contradictorily
contradistinctively
contrapuntally
contrarily
contrariously
contrastably
contrastingly
contrastively
contributively
contritely
contrivedly
controllably
controllingly
controversially
controvertibly
contumaciously
contumeliously
contumely (this word is a noun only)
convectively
conveniently
conventionally
conventually
conversably
conversantly
conversationally
conversely
convertibly
convexedly also convexly
convexly also convexedly
convictively
convincingly
convivially
convolutedly
convolutely
convulsively
cooingly
coolingly
coolly
cooperatively or co-operatively
coordinately or co-ordinately
copiously
copulatively
coquettishly
cordately
cordially
cornily
corporally
corporately
corporeally
corpulently
correctingly
correctively
correctly
correlatively
correspondently
correspondingly
corresponsively
corrigibly
corroboratively
corrosively
corruptedly
corruptibly
corruptively
corruptly
cortically
corymbosely
cosily
cosmetically
cosmically
cosmogonically
cosmographically
cosmologically
costally
costively
costlessly
costly
coterminously
coulometrically
countably
counteractingly
counteractively
countercurrently
countercyclically
counterfeitly
counterintuitively
counterproductively
countlessly
courageously
courteously
courtierly
courtly
cousinly
covalently
covenantally
covertly
covetingly
covetously
cowardly
cowedly
coweringly
coxcombically
coyly
cozily
crabbedly
crabbily
craftily
craftsmanly
craggedly also craggily
craggily also craggedly
cranially
craniologically
craniometrically
crankily
crankly (British English, Dialectal)
crapulously
crashingly
crassly
cravenly
cravingly
crawlingly
crazily
creakily
creakingly
creamily
creatively
creaturely (this word is an adjective only) also creatural
credibly
creditably
credulously
creepily
creepingly
crenately
crescively
crestfallenly
cretaceously
criminally
criminologically
cringingly
cripplingly
crispily
crisply
critically
croakily
crookedly
crosslinguistically
crossly
crouchingly
croupily
crousely (Scottish English) also briskly
crucially
cruciately
cruciformly
crudely
cruelly
crunchily
crushingly
crusily
crustily
cryingly
cryobiologically
cryogenically
cryptically
cryptographically
crystallographically
cubically
cubicly same as cubically
cubistically
culinarily
cullionly (Obsolete - this word is an adjective only) also rascally, despicable
culpably
cultishly
culturally
cumbersomely
cumbrously
cumulatively
cuneately
cunningly
curably
curatively
curiously
curlily
curmudgeonly
currently
currishly
cursedly
cursively
cursorily
curtly
curvaceously or curvaciously
curvedly
curvilinearly
cushily
cussedly (Informal)
customarily
cutaneously
cutely
cuttingly
cybernetically
cyclically
cyclicly
cycloidally
cyclonically
cylindrically
cymosely
cynically
cytogenetically
cytologically
cytophotometrically
cytoplasmically
cytostatically
cytotaxonomically


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