A List of Adverbs

Список наречий

The list of adverbs in this material is intended for practicing spelling. The list includes adverbs frequently used in speech and writing, as well as less frequently used adverbs. The majority of the adverbs in the list are derivative adverbs formed with the help of the suffix LY.

Spelling examples in this material are divided into three main groups: (1) examples of simple, derivative and compound adverbs; (2) examples of how the suffix LY is added to final consonants and vowels; (3) examples of adverbs in which the suffix LY is added to main adjective suffixes. Typical examples of formation are given before each group of adverbs.

Formation, types, meanings and use of adverbs are described in Adverbs in the section Miscellany. The rules of adding suffixes are described in Adding Suffixes in the section Writing.

Список наречий в данном материале предназначен для тренировки написания. Список включает наречия, часто употребляемые в устной и письменной речи, а также менее часто употребляемые наречия. Большинство наречий в списке – производные наречия, образованные с помощью суффикса LY.

Примеры написания в данном материале разделены на три основные группы: (1) примеры простых, производных и сложных наречий; (2) примеры того, как суффикс LY прибавляется к конечным согласным и гласным; (3) примеры наречий, в которых суффикс LY прибавляется к основным суффиксам прилагательных. Типичные примеры образования даны перед каждой группой наречий.

Образование, типы, значения и употребление наречий описываются в статье "Adverbs" в разделе Miscellany. Правила прибавления суффиксов описываются в статье "Adding Suffixes" в разделе Writing.

Forms of adverbs

Simple adverbs

far, fast, hard, here, high, left, low, near, right, straight, there, well, wrong;

ever, just, late, long, never, now, often, seldom, soon, then; once, twice;

less, little, more, much, still, yet; again, enough, further;

how, when, where, why; even, hence, quite, rather, so, though, too, very.

Derivative adverbs

Suffix LY:

loudly, quietly, deeply, kindly, quickly, clearly, cruelly, suddenly, honestly, simply;

nicely, rarely, sincerely, definitely, extremely, politely, truly, freely, slowly, highly;

probably, possibly, finally, specially, historically, instantly, silently, carefully, carelessly;

approximately, regularly, surprisingly, undoubtedly, selfishly, seriously, positively, easily.

Suffixes WARD, WARDS:

Note: Usually WARD in adverbs in AmE.

afterward, afterwards; backward, backwards; downward, downwards; forward, forwards; inward, inwards; onward, onwards; outward, outwards; upward, upwards;

eastward, eastwards; northward, northwards; southward, southwards; westward, westwards; homeward, homewards; seaward, seawards; skyward, skywards.

Note: Adjectives with WARD (without final "s"): backward, downward, forward, inward, outward, eastward, etc.

Suffix WAYS: always, edgeways (also edgewise), sideways.

Suffix WISE: clockwise, edgewise, likewise; anticlockwise, counterclockwise.

Note: Adjectives with WAYS and WISE: clockwise, sideways; anticlockwise, counterclockwise.

Compound adverbs

today, tonight, tomorrow, yesterday; almost, already, always; alone, together;

also, besides, moreover, furthermore, however, nevertheless; indeed, maybe, perhaps;

somewhere, sometimes, sometime, somewhat, somehow, someday;

anywhere, anytime, anyway; everywhere, nowhere; whenever, wherever;

inside, outside; downstairs, upstairs.

Note: Adjectives and adverbs in the same form

far, fast, hard, high, late, left, little, long, low, near, nearby, right, straight, wrong;

daily, hourly, monthly, nightly, weekly, yearly; early, kindly, deadly, likely, lowly, only, sickly;

alone, sometime, backward, eastward (upward, etc.), further, clockwise, sideways.

Adverbial particles, postpositions

back, by, down, in, off, on, out, over, through, under, up;

about, above, across, ahead, along, apart, around, aside, away, behind, below.

(Read about prepositions and postpositions in Phrasal Verbs Introduction in the section Idioms.)

Adverbial phrases

at present; at noon; at last; at first; at least; at once; by far; by the way;

by now; so far; up to now; until recently; ever since; since yesterday;

for a while; for a long time; every day; in a minute; in a few days;

this year; this morning; next week; next Monday; last week; last year;

an hour ago; a long time ago; two years ago; in the past; in the evening.

(See more examples in Typical Day in the section Vocabulary and in Articles in Set Expressions in the section Grammar.)

Derivative adverbs: Suffix LY after final consonants and vowels

LY after the final consonant

Example of formation: sad (adjective) – sadly (adverb).

badly, gladly, madly, sadly, broadly, deadly, oddly, loudly, proudly, hardly;

blindly, kindly, mildly, wildly, boldly, coldly, fondly, faintly, promptly;

greatly, hotly, neatly, quietly, sweetly, partly, shortly, smartly, curtly;

mostly, softly, swiftly, strictly, exactly, brightly, lightly, nightly, rightly, slightly, tightly;

calmly, dimly, firmly, warmly, keenly, meanly, mainly, plainly, vainly, only, thinly, blankly, frankly, strongly, wrongly;

briefly, chiefly, stiffly, aptly, cheaply, deeply, sharply, darkly, briskly, meekly, weakly, weekly;

freshly, harshly, monthly, smoothly, quickly, sickly, thickly, richly, roughly, toughly;

clearly, dearly, early, fairly, hourly, nearly, poorly, queerly, sourly, yearly.

Examples of formation: cool (adjective) – coolly (adverb); full (adjective) – fully (adverb).

cruel (adj.) – cruelly (adv.); cool – coolly; civil – civilly;

level (adj.) – levelly (adv.); tranquil – tranquilly;

dull (adj.) – dully (adv.); full – fully; shrill – shrilly.

LY after the final mute vowel E

Example of formation: brave (adjective) – bravely (adverb).

bravely, gravely, safely, lately, mutely, rudely, likely, widely;

finely, sanely, solely, gamely, lamely, namely, tamely; insanely;

closely, falsely, loosely, tensely, coarsely, hoarsely; nicely, fiercely, scarcely;

largely, hugely, strangely, savagely; wisely; unwisely;

barely, merely, purely, rarely, sorely, squarely, surely.

Note: due (adj.) – duly (adv.); true – truly; whole – wholly.


Example of formation: simple (adjective) – simply (adverb).

able (adj.) – ably (adv.); stable – stably; feeble – feebly; noble – nobly;

humble (adj.) – humbly (adv.); nimble – nimbly; double – doubly;

ample (adj.) – amply (adv.); simple – simply;

gentle (adj.) – gently (adv.); subtle – subtly; idle – idly.

Note: supple (adj.) – supplely (adv.).

LY after other vowels and vowel combinations

lowly, slowly, hollowly, mellowly, narrowly, shallowly;

newly; freely; highly; thoroughly;

dryly, shyly, slyly, spryly, wryly; daily; gaily; coyly;

angrily, easily, happily, luckily. (See "Suffix LY after the suffix Y" at the end of this material.)

LY after ILE and LY

Note: Adverbs with LY after ILE and LY are listed mostly in American dictionaries. (Наречия с LY после ILE и LY приводятся в основном в американских словарях.)

Example of formation: hostile (adjective) – hostilely (adverb).

agile (adj.) – agilely (adv.); docile – docilely; fragile – fragilely;

futile (adj.) – futilely (adv.); hostile – hostilely; juvenile – juvenilely.

Example of formation: ugly (adjective) – uglily (adverb).

friendly (adj.) – friendlily (adv.); lively – livelily; lonely – lonelily;

silly (adj.) – sillily (adv.); surly – surlily; ugly – uglily.

More examples of the suffix LY after final consonants and vowels in adverbs

bitterly, cleverly, eagerly, formerly, gingerly, properly, quarterly, soberly, tenderly, utterly; improperly; somberly (AmE), sombrely (BrE);

evenly, openly, solemnly, suddenly, sullenly, commonly, stubbornly, certainly; brazenly, brokenly, drunkenly, mistakenly;

earnestly, honestly, modestly, perfectly, secretly; correctly, directly, discreetly, distinctly, succinctly; explicitly, implicitly;

dishonestly, immodestly, imperfectly, uncommonly, unevenly, uncertainly; incorrectly, indirectly, indiscreetly;

acidly, avidly, candidly, morbidly, placidly, rapidly, rigidly, solidly, splendidly, stupidly, timidly, validly, vividly;

awkwardly, inwardly, outwardly, straightforwardly; weirdly; absurdly, abruptly, superbly; haphazardly;

definitely, infinitely, exquisitely, resolutely; cutely, acutely, absolutely; tritely;

completely, concretely, politely, remotely; indefinitely; impolitely, incompletely;

genuinely; divinely, routinely, serenely, obscenely; extremely, supremely, sublimely;

conversely, immensely, intensely, morosely, concisely, precisely; purposely;

austerely, entirely, maturely, securely, severely, sincerely; immaturely, insecurely, insincerely;

awesomely, gruesomely, handsomely, loathsomely, tiresomely, wholesomely;

brusquely, grotesquely, uniquely; vaguely.

Derivative adverbs: Suffix LY after main adjective suffixes

Note: Lists of adjectives with suffixes can be found in List of Derivative Adjectives in the section Writing.

Suffix LY after the suffixes ABLE, IBLE

LY after ABLE

Example of formation: probable (adjective) – probably (adverb).

capably, notably, palpably, probably, suitably; favorably, honorably (AmE); favourably, honourably (BrE);

admirably, amiably, amicably, arguably, comfortably, enviably, fashionably, formidably, hospitably;

miserably, noticeably, pleasurably, preferably, profitably, questionably, reasonably, reputably, tolerably;

acceptably, agreeably, dependably, despicably, enjoyably, excusably, impeccably, irritably, predictably, presumably, regrettably, reliably, remarkably, respectably;

abominably, appreciably, considerably; interchangeably, understandably;

disreputably, improbably, incurably, incomparably, inevitably, inexplicably, inhospitably, insatiably, inseparably, intolerably, invariably, irreparably;

unbearably, uncomfortably, unfavorably, unquestionably, unreasonably, unspeakably;

disagreeably, indisputably, inexcusably, irrevocably, unacceptably, unavoidably, unbelievably, uncontrollably, undeniably, unforgettably, unmistakably, unpredictably.

LY after IBLE

Example of formation: terrible (adjective) – terribly (adverb).

audibly, credibly, feasibly, horribly, legibly, plausibly, possibly, sensibly, tangibly, terribly, visibly; negligibly;

compatibly, contemptibly, ostensibly, perceptibly, responsibly; intelligibly;

illegibly, impossibly, inaudibly, incredibly, intangibly, invincibly, invisibly;

imperceptibly, incompatibly, incorrigibly, inexpressibly, irrepressibly, irresistibly, irresponsibly, unintelligibly.

Suffix LY after the suffixes AL, IAL

LY after AL

Example of formation: legal (adjective) – legally (adverb).

brutally, centrally, dismally, equally, fatally, finally, formally, frugally, globally, legally, lethally, locally, loyally;

mentally, morally, mortally, neutrally, normally, orally, really, royally, rurally, totally, verbally, vitally, vocally;

cardinally, criminally, culturally, fractionally, generally, liberally, literally, nationally, naturally, optionally, personally, principally, rationally;

additionally, conditionally, conventionally, emotionally, exceptionally, intentionally, occasionally, professionally, proportionally, traditionally; internationally;

eternally, externally, ideally, internally, maniacally, originally, phenomenally;

accidentally, fundamentally, horizontally, incidentally, monumentally, noncommittally, sentimentally, unilaterally, universally; coincidentally, experimentally, temperamentally;

actually, annually, casually, gradually, manually, mutually, usually, virtually, visually; conceptually, continually, habitually, perpetually, spiritually; individually, intellectually;

abnormally, illegally, immorally, impersonally, informally, irrationally;

unnaturally, unusually; unconditionally, unintentionally, unprofessionally.

LY after IAL

Example of formation: official (adjective) – officially (adverb).

cordially, jovially, partially, trivially; crucially, racially, socially, specially;

commercially, especially, financially, officially, provincially; artificially, superficially;

essentially, initially, potentially, substantially; confidentially, influentially, controversially;

industrially, materially, territorially; impartially, unofficially.

Suffix LY after the suffixes ANT, ENT

LY after ANT

Example of formation: constant (adjective) – constantly (adverb).

blatantly, constantly, distantly, flagrantly, fragrantly, gallantly, instantly, pleasantly, poignantly, rampantly, vacantly;

adamantly, arrogantly, brilliantly, elegantly, hesitantly, ignorantly, militantly, nonchalantly, petulantly, radiantly, relevantly, tolerantly, vigilantly;

abundantly, defiantly, expectantly, importantly, indignantly, malignantly, redundantly, reluctantly, triumphantly;

extravagantly, exuberantly, luxuriantly, predominantly, significantly;

incessantly, inelegantly, insignificantly, irrelevantly, unpleasantly.

LY after ENT

Example of formation: absent (adjective) – absently (adverb).

absently, ardently, currently, decently, fervently, fluently, frequently, patently, patiently, presently, prudently, recently, silently, urgently;

competently, confidently, differently, diffidently, diligently, eloquently, eminently, evidently, excellently, fraudulently;

imminently, impudently, indolently, innocently, negligently, permanently, prominently, reticently, reverently, subsequently, truculently, vehemently, violently;

intently, apparently, complacently, consistently, insistently, persistently;

conveniently, efficiently, sufficiently, intelligently, magnificently, benevolently, malevolently, obediently;

impatiently, indecently, infrequently, incompetently, indifferently, irreverently;

disobediently, inconsistently, inconveniently, independently, inefficiently, insufficiently.

Suffix LY after the suffixes ARY, AR, ORY

LY after ARY

Example of formation: primary (adjective) – primarily (adverb).

contrarily, primarily, arbitrarily, customarily, momentarily, necessarily;

ordinarily, solitarily, temporarily, voluntarily; extraordinarily;

involuntarily, unnecessarily.

LY after AR

Example of formation: popular (adjective) – popularly (adverb).

vulgarly, popularly, regularly, similarly, singularly;

familiarly, particularly, peculiarly, spectacularly; irregularly.

LY after ORY

Example of formation: cursory (adjective) – cursorily (adverb).

cursorily, desultorily; peremptorily, perfunctorily;

satisfactorily; unsatisfactorily.

Suffix LY after the suffix ATE

Example of formation: accurate (adjective) – accurately (adverb).

accurately, adequately, delicately, intricately, desperately, moderately, separately;

intimately, ultimately, fortunately, obstinately, passionately, privately;

affectionately, alternately, appropriately, approximately, compassionately, considerately;

deliberately, elaborately, immediately, legitimately, proportionately;

dispassionately, inaccurately, inadequately, indelicately, unfortunately; illegitimately, inappropriately.

Suffix LY after the suffix FUL

Example of formation: awful (adjective) – awfully (adverb).

awfully, carefully, cheerfully, doubtfully, dreadfully, faithfully, fearfully, forcefully, fretfully, frightfully, fruitfully;

gleefully, gracefully, gratefully, hatefully, healthfully, helpfully, hopefully, joyfully, lawfully, mournfully, painfully, peacefully, playfully;

rightfully, ruefully, scornfully, shamefully, skillfully (AmE), skilfully (BrE), sorrowfully, spitefully;

tactfully, tastefully, tearfully, thankfully, thoughtfully, trustfully, truthfully; willfully (AmE), wilfully (BrE), wistfully, woefully;

beautifully, dutifully, mercifully, pitifully, colorfully (AmE), colourfully (BrE), masterfully, meaningfully, powerfully, purposefully, wonderfully;

deceitfully, delightfully, disdainfully, forgetfully, regretfully, remorsefully, reproachfully, resentfully, resourcefully, respectfully, successfully;

distastefully, distrustfully, mistrustfully, ungratefully, unlawfully, untruthfully; disrespectfully, unsuccessfully.

Suffix LY after the suffixes IC, ICAL, ISTIC, ISTICAL

LY after IC or ICAL

Examples of formation: basic (adjective) – basically (adverb); athletic (adjective) – athletically (adverb).

Examples of formation: physical (adjective) – physically (adverb); critical (adjective) – critically (adverb).

Note: public (adj.) – publicly (adv.).

allegorically, alphabetically, analogically, analytically, angelically, apathetically, apologetically, archaeologically, archaically, arithmetically, astronomically, athletically, authentically, automatically;

basically, biographically, biologically, bureaucratically, catastrophically, categorically, chemically, chronically, chronologically, classically, comically, critically, cryptically, cynically;

democratically, despotically, diagnostically, diplomatically, dogmatically, domestically, dramatically, drastically, dynamically;

eccentrically, ecologically, economically, ecstatically, electrically, electronically, emphatically, energetically, enigmatically, enthusiastically, episodically, erratically, ethically, ethnically, exotically;

fanatically, fantastically, frantically, geographically, geometrically, gigantically, grammatically, graphically;

hectically, heroically, historically, hypnotically, hypocritically, hypothetically, hysterically;

identically, ideologically, idiomatically, idiotically, idyllically, intrinsically, ironically, lackadaisically, laconically, lexically, logically, lyrically;

magically, magnetically, majestically, mathematically, mechanically, medically, methodically, microscopically, musically, mystically, mythically;

neurotically, nonsensically, nostalgically, numerically, optically, organically;

paradoxically, parasitically, parenthetically, pathetically, pathologically, patriotically, pedantically, periodically, philosophically, phlegmatically, phonetically, photographically, physically;

platonically, pneumatically, poetically, polemically, politically, practically, pragmatically, problematically, prolifically, prosaically, psychically, psychologically, publicly, puritanically;

quizzically, radically, rhetorically, romantically, rhythmically;

sarcastically, sardonically, satirically, schematically, scientifically, skeptically (AmE), sceptically (BrE), specifically, sporadically, statically, stoically, strategically, surgically, symbolically, symmetrically, sympathetically, syntactically, systematically;

tactically, technically, technologically, theatrically, theoretically, terrifically, topically, tragically, traumatically, typically, typographically, tyrannically, vertically, whimsically;

asymmetrically, illogically, unenthusiastically, unethically.


Example of formation: fatalistic (adjective) – fatalistically (adverb).

Example of formation: statistical (adjective) – statistically (adverb).

altruistically, antagonistically, artistically, characteristically, chauvinistically, egoistically, egotistically, euphemistically;

fatalistically, idealistically, individualistically, linguistically, logistically, materialistically, moralistically;

nationalistically, optimistically, pessimistically, realistically, sadistically, statistically, surrealistically, unrealistically.

Suffix LY after the suffixes ING, ED

LY after ING

Example of formation: interesting (adjective) – interestingly (adverb).

achingly, charmingly, cunningly, fittingly, fleetingly, hauntingly, jokingly, knowingly, longingly, lovingly, mockingly;

piercingly, pleadingly, pleasingly, seemingly, shockingly, smilingly, soothingly, sparingly, strikingly, temptingly, thrillingly, trustingly, willingly;

comfortingly, frighteningly, interestingly, maddeningly, menacingly, promisingly, questioningly, threateningly, wonderingly; fascinatingly, irritatingly, suffocatingly;

accordingly, accusingly, admiringly, adoringly, alarmingly, amazingly, amusingly, annoyingly, appallingly, appealingly, approvingly, astoundingly, confusingly, convincingly;

depressingly, despairingly, disgustingly, exceedingly, excitingly, forbiddingly, increasingly, inquiringly, insultingly, invitingly, refreshingly, surprisingly;

astonishingly, disparagingly, embarrassingly, encouragingly, infuriatingly;

condescendingly, correspondingly, outstandingly, overwhelmingly, reassuringly, understandingly;

pityingly; gratifyingly, satisfyingly, terrifyingly; breathtakingly, heartbreakingly, painstakingly;

disarmingly, disquietingly, misleadingly; disappointingly, disapprovingly;

unerringly, unflinchingly, unknowingly, unsmilingly, unwillingly, unwittingly;

unbelievingly, unconvincingly; uncomprehendingly, uncompromisingly.

LY after ED

Example of formation: interested (adjective) – interestedly (adverb).

crookedly, dazedly, doggedly, fixedly, heatedly, hurriedly, markedly, nakedly;

pointedly, raggedly, sacredly, tiredly, wickedly, worriedly, wretchedly; interestedly, animatedly;

admittedly, allegedly, amusedly, assuredly, belatedly, bemusedly, composedly, conceitedly, concernedly, confusedly, contentedly;

decidedly, delightedly, disgustedly, devotedly, excitedly, repeatedly, reportedly, reputedly, resignedly, supposedly;

absent-mindedly, good-humoredly (AmE), good-humouredly (BrE), good-naturedly, wholeheartedly;

disinterestedly, distractedly, undoubtedly, unhurriedly;

disappointedly, unconcernedly, unexpectedly, unreservedly.

Suffix LY after the suffix ISH

Example of formation: foolish (adjective) – foolishly (adverb).

feverishly, fiendishly, foolishly, freakishly, garishly, hellishly, impishly;

lavishly, nightmarishly, owlishly, peevishly, pettishly, prudishly, roguishly;

selfishly, sheepishly, sluggishly, snobbishly, squeamishly, stylishly, waspishly;

boyishly, childishly, girlishly; coquettishly; unselfishly.

Suffix LY after the suffix IVE

Example of formation: active (adjective) – actively (adverb).

actively, passively, massively, pensively, furtively, natively; negatively, positively, primitively, relatively, secretively, sensitively, tentatively; figuratively, qualitatively, quantitatively;

attentively, attractively, creatively, collectively, selectively, deceptively, perceptively, defectively, effectively, objectively, subjectively, protectively, respectively, suggestively;

constructively, destructively, productively, seductively, contrastively, exhaustively, descriptively, prescriptively, distinctively, instinctively, restrictively, vindictively;

affirmatively, alternatively, appreciatively, attributively, authoritatively, comparatively, competitively, consecutively, conservatively, demonstratively;

illustratively, imaginatively, imperatively, indicatively, informatively, inquisitively, intuitively, prohibitively, provocatively, repetitively, superlatively; interrogatively, retrospectively;

abrasively, abusively, evasively, elusively, compulsively, impulsively, repulsively, decisively, defensively, offensively, conclusively, exclusively, inclusively, expensively, explosively, extensively, intensively, obtrusively, persuasively, pervasively, responsively;

depressively, expressively, impressively, oppressively, obsessively, possessively, excessively, permissively, submissively, aggressively, progressively, regressively; apprehensively, comprehensively;

impassively, inactively, inattentively, indecisively, ineffectively, inexpensively, inoffensively, insensitively; unattractively, unobtrusively, unproductively.

Suffix LY after the suffix LESS

Example of formation: aimless (adjective) – aimlessly (adverb).

aimlessly, artlessly, blamelessly, boundlessly, breathlessly, carelessly, ceaselessly, colorlessly;

dauntlessly, effortlessly, endlessly, faultlessly, fearlessly, flawlessly, fruitlessly; expressionlessly;

gracelessly, guilelessly, harmlessly, heartlessly, helplessly, hopelessly, humorlessly, joylessly;

lawlessly, lifelessly, limitlessly, listlessly, meaninglessly, mercilessly, mindlessly, motionlessly, needlessly, noiselessly;

painlessly, pitilessly, pointlessly, powerlessly, purposelessly, recklessly, restlessly, ruthlessly; relentlessly, remorselessly;

seamlessly, selflessly, senselessly, shamelessly, soundlessly, speechlessly, spotlessly;

tactlessly, tastelessly, thanklessly, thoughtlessly, timelessly, tirelessly, uselessly, voicelessly, wordlessly, worthlessly.

Suffix LY after the suffixes OUS, EOUS, IOUS, UOUS

LY after OUS

Example of formation: nervous (adjective) – nervously (adverb).

callously, famously, jealously, grievously, lustrously, monstrously, nervously, piously, pompously, raucously, zealously;

amorously, blasphemously, boisterously, credulously, dangerously, frivolously, generously, glamorously, hazardously, humorously;

ludicrously, luminously, marvelously (AmE), marvellously (BrE), mischievously, murderously, numerously;

ominously, onerously, perilously, poisonously, posthumously, ravenously, rigorously, riotously, ruinously;

scandalously, scrupulously, synchronously, thunderously, treacherously, venomously, vigorously;

disastrously, enormously, horrendously, stupendously, tremendously; intravenously;

adventurously, analogously, anomalously, anonymously, autonomously, magnanimously, meticulously, miraculously, monotonously;

preposterously, ridiculously, synonymously, unanimously; incredulously, unscrupulously.

LY after EOUS

Example of formation: gorgeous (adjective) – gorgeously (adverb).

gorgeously, righteously; hideously, piteously; self-righteously;

courageously, outrageously, erroneously, spontaneously;

advantageously, homogeneously, instantaneously, miscellaneously, simultaneously.

LY after IOUS

Example of formation: curious (adjective) – curiously (adverb).

anxiously, cautiously, consciously, graciously, lusciously, viciously; self-consciously;

copiously, curiously, deviously, dubiously, enviously, furiously, gloriously, obviously, odiously, previously, seriously, studiously, tediously, variously;

ambitiously, fictitiously, infectiously, pretentiously; conscientiously, ostentatiously, surreptitiously; religiously, contagiously, prestigiously;

audaciously, capriciously, deliciously, ferociously, maliciously, suspiciously, voraciously, obnoxiously; avariciously;

deliriously, hilariously, illustriously, imperiously, industriously, laboriously, luxuriously, mysteriously, notoriously, victoriously;

fastidiously, ingeniously, melodiously, harmoniously, obliviously, rebelliously; ceremoniously;

unconsciously, ungraciously, unceremoniously, unpretentiously.

LY after UOUS

Example of formation: contemptuous (adjective) – contemptuously (adverb).

arduously, strenuously, tenuously, virtuously;

ambiguously, conspicuously, contemptuously, continuously;

impetuously, presumptuously, superfluously;

incongruously, inconspicuously, unambiguously.

Suffix LY after the suffix Y

Example of formation: happy (adjective) – happily (adverb).

Note: eerie (adj.) – eerily (adv.).

airily, angrily, craftily, daintily, dirtily, dreamily, eerily, emptily;

fancily, faultily, filthily, foggily, giddily, greedily, gloomily, grumpily, guiltily, icily;

happily, hastily, haughtily, healthily, heartily, heavily, hungrily, huskily; jumpily;

loftily, luckily, merrily, mightily, moodily, nastily, naughtily, pettily, prettily, readily, racily, riskily;

scantily, saucily, shabbily, shakily, sleepily, sloppily, speedily, steadily, stealthily, stonily, sturdily, sulkily, sunnily;

tastily, testily, thirstily, thriftily, tidily, touchily, wearily, wittily, worthily;

busily, clumsily, cozily, crazily, dizzily, drowsily, easily, hazily, lazily, noisily, queasily;

uneasily, unhappily, unhealthily, unsteadily, untidily.