30 Adverbs, Definition and Example Sentences

30 Adverbs, Definition and Example Sentences






accidentally

by chance, inadvertently

  • The gold mine in Africa was found accidentally.
  • She accidentally hit her with the car.

 

actually

in fact, originally, really, indeed

  • I actually warned you about this before.
  • Well… actually, I’m very tired.

 

always

at all times, on all occasions.

  • I always agree with you. Do not forget it.
  • She always does that.

 




annually

every year, once a year

  • The meeting takes place annually.
  • The Champions League final is held annually.

anxiously

uneasily, apprehensively

  • The police watched the incident anxiously.
  • .The teacher asked anxiously.

arrogantly

cheekily, insolently

  • What they did to my father yesterday was so arrogantly.
  • He entered the class arrogantly.

 

awkwardly

in an ungainly manner, clumsily, lubberly

  • What the intern did was very awkwardly.
  • That would be awkward.

 

beautifully

nicely, fine, prettily

  • Jennifer Aniston was dressed beautifully.
  • The dancers performed beautifully.

 

bitterly

in an angry, hurt, poignantly

  • In World War II, countries fought bitterly.
  • Her daughter cried bitterly.

 

bravely

boldly, courageously, valiantly

  • He went up to him and apologized bravely.
  • Don’t be a coward, if you do it bravely, you‘ll succeed.






certainly

definitely, absolutely, strictly

  • You certainly make a good-looking footballer.
  • It will certainly rain today.

daily

occurring every day or every weekday

  • Hi my son, tell me about your daily life.
  • My kids drink milk daily.

doubtfully

suspiciously

  • The judge, accused of theft, looked doubtfully.
  • He approached the police doubtfully.

easily

readily, with ease, smoothly, without difficulty

  • My father does not cry easily.
  • George gets tired easily.

especially

particularly, in particular, specially, exclusively

  • The government should take steps, especially on global warming.
  • I especially like to go on vacation in summer.

 

fairly

 with justice

  • It’s fairly cold today.
  • The judge acted fairly.

generally

usually, in most cases

  • In general, I agree with my boss.
  • In general, I am pleased with my situation.

greatly

very, too, much, so, many

  • We are greatly impressed.
  • It made him greatly uncomfortable to talk like that.

happily

in a happy way

  • The baby smiled happily.
  • My sister sang happily.

helpfully

In a way that provides help

  • The teacher gave her name and then helpfully spelt it.
  • The police suggested, helpfully.






keenly

eagerly, on tiptoe

  • He began to work keenly.
  • The cat wagged its tail eagerly.

miserably

terribly

  • He failed miserably.

mysteriously

in a way that is difficult to understand

  • The detective was found mysteriously murdered.

naturally

inherently, intrinsically, as a matter of course

  • He can speak French very naturally.

 

officially

formally, on the record

  • The World War was officially over.
  • The winner will be officially announced tomorrow.

often

many times, frequently

  • She often reads book.
  • I often suffer from headaches

slowly

quietly, gingerly, soft, stepwise, in quiet

  • The gardener slowly began to water the garden.
  • The Governor spoke slowly.

 

suddenly

abruptly, all of a sudden, sharp, at once, short

  • The economy suddenly began to deteriorate.
  • He interrupted us suddenly.

 

thankfully

in a thankful manner

Example Sentences;

  • Thankfully, he wasn’t injured in the accident.

 

unexpectedly

unawares, unbeknownst, unbeknown

  • He left the school unexpectedly.
  • The light came on unexpectedly.

 

unfortunately

unhappily, unluckily

  • Unfortunately, everyone died in the accident.
  • Unfortunately, my son did not pass the exam.

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