50 Most Common Adverbs, Meanings and Example Sentences
Meaning: by chance, inadvertently
- The gold mine in Africa was found accidentally.
- She accidentally hit her with the car.
Meaning: in fact, originally, really, indeed
- I actually warned you about this before.
- Well… actually, I’m very tired.
Meaning: at all times, on all occasions.
- I always agree with you. Do not forget it.
- She always does that.
Meaning: every year, once a year
- The meeting takes place annually.
- The Champions League final is held annually.
Meaning: uneasily, apprehensively
- The police watched the incident anxiously.
- .The teacher asked anxiously.
Meaning: cheekily, insolently
- What they did to my father yesterday was so arrogantly.
- He entered the class arrogantly.
Meaning: in an ungainly manner, clumsily, lubberly
- What the intern did was very awkwardly.
- That would be awkward.
Meaning: nicely, fine, prettily
- Jennifer aniston was dressed beautifully.
- The dancers performed beautifully.
Meaning: in an angry, hurt, poignantly
- In World War II, countries fought bitterly.
- Her daughter cried bitterly.
Meaning: boldly, courageously, valiantly
- He went up to him and apologized bravely.
- Don’t be a coward, if you do it bravely, you’il succeed.
Meaning: for a short time, in short
- My father and I spoke briefly.
- Let’s pause briefly to eat.
Meaning: cautiously, attentively,
- He watches the game carefully.
- You should listen to your teacher carefully.
Meaning: definitely, absolutely, strictly
- You certainly make a good-looking footballer.
- It will certainly rain today.
Meaning: occurring every day or every weekday
- Hi my son, tell me about your daily life.
- My kids drink milk daily.
- The judge, accused of theft, looked doubtfully.
- He approached the police doubtfully.
Meaning: readily, with ease, smoothly, without difficulty
- My father does not cry easily.
- George gets tired easily.
Meaning: particularly, in particular, specially, exclusively
- The government should take steps, especially on global warming.
- I especially like to go on vacation in summer.
Meaning: fully, completely, in full, quite
- We are not exactly sure.
- I’m sorry, but this isn’t exactly what we wanted.
Meaning: with justice
- It’s fairly cold today.
- The judge acted fairly.
Meaning: usually, in most cases
- In general, I agree with my boss.
- In general, I am pleased with my situation.
Meaning: very, too, much, so, many
- We are greatly impressed.
- It made him greatly uncomfortable to talk like that.
Meaning: in a happy way
- The baby smiled happily.
- My sister sang happily.
Meaning: In a way that provides help
- The teacher gave her name and then helpfully spelt it.
- The police suggested, helpfully.
Meaning: fairly, fair, frankly, faithfully, rightly
- Honestly, I can’t tell you about this.
- Honestly, I didn’t think you were going to win the competition.
Meaning: right away, directly, soon, instantly
- He left the class immediately after class.
- She immediately started answering questions.
Meaning: envy, jaundice
- He acts very jealously.
Meaning: eagerly, on tiptoe
- He began to work keenly.
- The cat wagged its tail eagerly.
Meaning: full of life and energy
- My son is a bit lively.
- He failed miserably.
Meaning: in a way that is difficult to understand
- The detective was found mysteriously murdered.
Meaning: inherently, intrinsically, as a matter of course
- He can speak French very naturally.
Meaning: formally, on the record
- The World War was officially over.
- The winner will be officially announced tomorrow.
Meaning: many times, frequently
- She often reads book.
- I often suffer from headaches
Meaning: gently, nicely, mildly, civilly
- Your daughter should have spoken more politely.
- The doctor politely examined the patient.
Meaning: rapidly, fast, swiftly, speedily
- The drug acts quickly on the patient.
- I hope your father recovers quickly.
- Teacher randomly prepared math questions.
- The books were arranged randomly on the shelf.
Meaning: quickly, fast, swiftly, quick, speedily
- She glanced rapidly in the room.
- In 2018, production in the factory fell rapidly.
Meaning: methodically, in good order
- The tables in the classroom were arranged in a regularly.
- They write articles regularly.
Meaning: rarely, uncommonly, once in a while
- My mother seldom smokes.
- Mr. Smith seldom visits her parents.
Meaning: quietly, gingerly, soft, stepwise, in quiet
- The gardener slowly began to water the garden.
- The Governor spoke slowly.
Meaning: abruptly, all of a sudden, sharp, at once, short
- The economy suddenly began to deteriorate.
- He interrupted us suddenly.
Meaning: in a thankful manner
- Thankfully, he wasn’t injured in the accident.
Meaning: unawares, unbeknownst, unbeknown
- He left the school unexpectedly.
- The light came on unexpectedly.
Meaning: unhappily, unluckily
- Unfortunately, everyone died in the accident.
- Unfortunately, my son did not pass the exam.
Meaning: in a way that is beneficial
- We wanted to spend these usefully.
Meaning: willingly, of one’s own accord
- She’s supporting this team voluntarily.
Meaning: incorrectly, mistake
- This letter is wrongly addressed.
Meaning: on the day before today.
- She wrote to me yesterday.
Meaning: With great energy in pursuit of a cause or objective.
- She began to study zealously.