Adverbs Starting with D
Dabblingly (adv.) In a dabbling manner.
Daily (adv.) Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.
Daintily (adv.) In a dainty manner; nicely; scrupulously; fastidiously; deliciously; prettily.
Damnably (adv.) In a manner to incur severe censure, condemnation, or punishment.
Damnably (adv.) Odiously; detestably; excessively.
Darkling (adv.) In the dark.
Darkly (adv.) With imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly.
Darkly (adv.) With a dark, gloomy, cruel, or menacing look.
Dartingly (adv.) Like a dart; rapidly.
Dashingly (adv.) Conspicuously; showily.
Datively (adv.) As a gift.
Dazzlingly (adv.) In a dazzling manner.
Dead (adv.) To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
Deadly (adv.) In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death.
Deadly (adv.) In a manner to occasion death; mortally.
Deadly (adv.) In an implacable manner; destructively.
Deadly (adv.) Extremely.
Deafly (adv.) Without sense of sounds; obscurely.
Dear (adv.) Dearly; at a high price.
Dearly (adv.) In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly.
Dearly (adv.) At a high rate or price; grievously.
Dearly (adv.) Exquisitely.
Deathly (adv.) Deadly; as, deathly pale or sick.
Deathward (adv.) Toward death.
Debasingly (adv.) In a manner to debase.
Debatefully (adv.) With contention.
Debatingly (adv.) In the manner of a debate.
Debauchedly (adv.) In a profligate manner.
Debonairly (adv.) Courteously; elegantly.
Deceitfully (adv.) With intent to deceive.
Deceivably (adv.) In a deceivable manner.
Deceptively (adv.) In a manner to deceive.
Decidedly (adv.) In a decided manner; indisputably; clearly; thoroughly.
Decimally (adv.) By tens; by means of decimals.
Declaratively (adv.) By distinct assertion; not impliedly; in the form of a declaration.
Declaratorily (adv.) In a declaratory manner.
Declaredly (adv.) Avowedly; explicitly.
Decretorily (adv.) In a decretory or definitive manner; by decree.
Decumbently (adv.) In a decumbent posture.
Decursively (adv.) In a decursive manner.
Decussately (adv.) In a decussate manner.
Decussatively (adv.) Crosswise; in the form of an X.
Deducibly (adv.) By deduction.
Deductively (adv.) By deduction; by way of inference; by consequence.
Deep (adv.) To a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply.
Deeply (adv.) At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as, to sink deeply.
Deeply (adv.) Profoundly; thoroughly; not superficially; in a high degree; intensely; as, deeply skilled in ethics.
Deeply (adv.) Very; with a tendency to darkness of color.
Deeply (adv.) Gravely; with low or deep tone; as, a deeply toned instrument.
Deeply (adv.) With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as, a deeply laid plot or intrigue.
Defamingly (adv.) In a defamatory manner.
Defensively (adv.) On the defensive.
Deferentially (adv.) With deference.
Definitely (adv.) In a definite manner; with precision; precisely; determinately.
Definitively (adv.) In a definitive manner.
Defly (adv.) Deftly.
Deftly (adv.) Aptly; fitly; dexterously; neatly.
Degenerately (adv.) In a degenerate manner; unworthily.
Degenerously (adv.) Basely.
Degradingly (adv.) In a degrading manner.
Deictically (adv.) In a manner to show or point out; directly; absolutely; definitely.
Deistically (adv.) After the manner of deists.
Dejectly (adv.) Dejectedly.
Delayingly (adv.) By delays.
Deliberately (adv.) With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed.
Deliberatively (adv.) In a deliberative manner; circumspectly; considerately.
Delicately (adv.) In a delicate manner.
Deliciously (adv.) Delightfully; as, to feed deliciously; to be deliciously entertained.
Delightedly (adv.) With delight; gladly.
Delinquently (adv.) So as to fail in duty.
Deliverly (adv.) Actively; quickly; nimbly.
Demissly (adv.) In a humble manner.
Democratically (adv.) In a democratic manner.
Demoniacally (adv.) In a demoniacal manner.
Demonstrably (adv.) In a demonstrable manner; incontrovertibly; clearly.
Demonstratively (adv.) In a manner fitted to demonstrate; clearly; convincingly; forcibly.
Demurely (adv.) In a demure manner; soberly; gravely; -- now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty.
Denominationally (adv.) In a denominational manner; by denomination or sect.
Denominatively (adv.) By denomination.
Densely (adv.) In a dense, compact manner.
Dentately (adv.) In a dentate or toothed manner; as, dentately ciliated, etc.
Denyingly (adv.) In the manner of one denies a request.
Dependently (adv.) In a dependent manner.
Dependingly (adv.) As having dependence.
Deperditely (adv.) Hopelessly; despairingly; in the manner of one ruined; as, deperditely wicked.
Deplorably (adv.) In a deplorable manner.
Deploredly (adv.) Lamentably.
Deploringly (adv.) In a deploring manner.
Depravedly (adv.) In a depraved manner.
Depravingly (adv.) In a depraving manner.
Deprecatingly (adv.) In a deprecating manner.
Depressingly (adv.) In a depressing manner.
Deridingly (adv.) By way of derision or mockery.
Derivably (adv.) By derivation.
Dernly (adv.) Secretly; grievously; mournfully.
Derogately (adv.) In a derogatory manner.
Derogatorily (adv.) In a derogatory manner; disparagingly.
Descendingly (adv.) In a descending manner.
Desertlessly (adv.) Undeservedly.
Deservedly (adv.) According to desert (whether good or evil); justly.
Designedly (adv.) By design; purposely; intentionally; -- opposed to accidentally, ignorantly, or inadvertently.
Desirably (adv.) In a desirable manner.
Desirously (adv.) With desire; eagerly.
Desolately (adv.) In a desolate manner.
Desperately (adv.) In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately.
Despicably (adv.) In a despicable or mean manner; contemptibly; as, despicably stingy.
Despisingly (adv.) Contemptuously.
Despiteously (adv.) Despitefully.
Despondingly (adv.) In a desponding manner.
Destinably (adv.) In a destinable manner.
Destitutely (adv.) In destitution.
Destructively (adv.) In a destructive manner.
Desultorily (adv.) In a desultory manner; without method; loosely; immethodically.
Determinately (adv.) In a determinate manner; definitely; ascertainably.
Determinately (adv.) Resolutely; unchangeably.
Determinedly (adv.) In a determined manner; with determination.
Detersively (adv.) In a way to cleanse.
Detestably (adv.) In a detestable manner.
Detractingly (adv.) In a detracting manner.
Devicefully (adv.) In a deviceful manner.
Devotionally (adv.) In a devotional manner; toward devotion.
Devouringly (adv.) In a devouring manner.
Devoutly (adv.) In a devout and reverent manner; with devout emotions; piously.
Devoutly (adv.) Sincerely; solemnly; earnestly.
Dexterously (adv.) In a dexterous manner; skillfully.
Dextrad (adv.) Toward the right side; dextrally.
Dextrally (adv.) Towards the right; as, the hands of a watch rotate dextrally.
Diagonally (adv.) In a diagonal direction.
Dialectically (adv.) In a dialectical manner.
Dialogically (adv.) In the manner or nature of a dialogue.
Diamagnetically (adv.) In the manner of, or according to, diamagnetism.
Diametrally (adv.) Diametrically.
Diametrically (adv.) In a diametrical manner; directly; as, diametrically opposite.
Diaphanously (adv.) Translucently.
Diatonically (adv.) In a diatonic manner.
Didactically (adv.) In a didactic manner.
Dietetically (adv.) In a dietetical manner.
Differentially (adv.) In the way of differentiation.
Differently (adv.) In a different manner; variously.
Differingly (adv.) In a differing or different manner.
Difficultly (adv.) With difficulty.
Diffidently (adv.) In a diffident manner.
Diffusely (adv.) In a diffuse manner.
Diffusively (adv.) In a diffusive manner.
Digestedly (adv.) In a digested or well-arranged manner; methodically.
Digressively (adv.) By way of digression.
Dilatedly (adv.) In a dilated manner.
Dilatorily (adv.) With delay; tardily.
Diligently (adv.) In a diligent manner; not carelessly; not negligently; with industry or assiduity.
Diminishingly (adv.) In a manner to diminish.
Diminuendo (adv.) In a gradually diminishing manner; with abatement of tone; decrescendo; -- expressed on the staff by Dim., or Dimin., or the sign.
Diminutely (adv.) Diminutively.
Diminutively (adv.) In a diminutive manner.
Dimly (adv.) In a dim or obscure manner; not brightly or clearly; with imperfect sight.
Dingily (adv.) In a dingy manner.
Dingle-dangle (adv.) In a dangling manner.
Dioeciously (adv.) In a dioecious manner.
Diplomatically (adv.) According to the rules of diplomacy; in the manner of a diplomatist; artfully.
Directly (adv.) In a direct manner; in a straight
Directly (adv.) In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.
Directly (adv.) Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
Directly (adv.) Exactly; just.
Directly (adv.) Straightforwardly; honestly.
Directly (adv.) Manifestly; openly.
Directly (adv.) Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.
Directly (adv.) Immediately after; as soon as.
Direly (adv.) In a dire manner.
Direptitiously (adv.) With plundering violence; by violent injustice.
Dirtily (adv.) In a dirty manner; foully; nastily; filthily; meanly; sordidly.
Disagreeably (adv.) In a disagreeable manner; unsuitably; offensively.
Disapprovingly (adv.) In a disapproving manner.
Disasterly (adv.) Disastrously.
Discernibly (adv.) In a manner to be discerned; perceptibly; visibly.
Discerningly (adv.) In a discerning manner; with judgment; judiciously; acutely.
Discretely (adv.) Separately; disjunctively.
Discretionally (adv.) Alt. of Discretionarily
Discretionarily (adv.) At discretion; according to one's discretion or judgment.
Discretively (adv.) In a discretive manner.
Discriminately (adv.) In a discriminating manner; distinctly.
Discriminatively (adv.) With discrimination or distinction.
Disdainishly (adv.) Disdainfully.
Disdainously (adv.) Disdainfully.
Diserty (adv.) Expressly; clearly; eloquently.
Disfavorably (adv.) Unpropitiously.
Disguisedfy (adv.) In disguise.
Dishonestly (adv.) In a dishonest manner.
Disinterestedly (adv.) In a disinterested manner; without bias or prejudice.
Disjointly (adv.) In a disjointed state.
Disjunctively (adv.) In a disjunctive manner; separately.
Disloyally (adv.) In a disloyal manner.
Dismally (adv.) In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.
Disobediently (adv.) In a disobedient manner.
Disorderly (adv.) In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly.
Disordinately (adv.) Inordinately.
Disparagingly (adv.) In a manner to disparage or dishonor; slightingly.
Dispensatively (adv.) By dispensation.
Dispensatorily (adv.) In the way of dispensation; dispensatively.
Displeasedly (adv.) With displeasure.
Disposingly (adv.) In a manner to dispose.
Dispositively (adv.) In a dispositive manner; by natural or moral disposition.
Dispraisingly (adv.) By way of dispraise.
Disproportionally (adv.) In a disproportional manner; unsuitably in form, quantity, or value; unequally.
Disquietly (adv.) In a disquiet manner; uneasily; as, he rested disquietly that night.
Disregardfully (adv.) Negligently; heedlessly.
Disreputably (adv.) In a disreputable manner.
Disrulily (adv.) In a disorderly manner.
Dissertly (adv.) See Disertly.
Dissidently (adv.) In a dissident manner.
Dissimilarly (adv.) In a dissimilar manner; in a varied style.
Dissolutely (adv.) In a dissolute manner.
Distad (adv.) Toward a distal part; on the distal side of; distally.
Distally (adv.) Toward a distal part.
Distantly (adv.) At a distance; remotely; with reserve.
Distemperately (adv.) Unduly.
Distichously (adv.) In a distichous manner.
Distinctively (adv.) With distinction; plainly.
Distinctly (adv.) With distinctness; not confusedly; without the blending of one part or thing another; clearly; plainly; as, to see distinctly.
Distinctly (adv.) With meaning; significantly.
Distinguishably (adv.) So as to be distinguished.
Distinguishedly (adv.) In a distinguished manner.
Distinguishingly (adv.) With distinction; with some mark of preference.
Distractedly (adv.) Disjointedly; madly.
Distressing (adv.) In a distressing manner.
Distributively (adv.) By distribution; singly; not collectively; in a distributive manner.
Districtly (adv.) Strictly.
Ditto (adv.) As before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also.
Diurnally (adv.) Daily; every day.
Divaricately (adv.) With divarication.
Divergingly (adv.) In a diverging manner.
Diverse (adv.) In different directions; diversely.
Diversely (adv.) In different ways; differently; variously.
Diversely (adv.) In different directions; to different points.
Dividedly (adv.) Separately; in a divided manner.
Dividingly (adv.) By division.
Dividually (adv.) By dividing.
Divinely (adv.) In a divine or godlike manner; holily; admirably or excellently in a supreme degree.
Divinely (adv.) By the agency or influence of God.
Diviningly (adv.) In a divining manner.
Divisionally (adv.) So as to be divisional.
Dizzily (adv.) In a dizzy manner or state.
Doctorally (adv.) In the manner of a doctor.
Doctrinally (adv.) In a doctrinal manner or for; by way of teaching or positive direction.
Doggedly (adv.) In a dogged manner; sullenly; with obstinate resolution.
Dogmatically (adv.) In a dogmatic manner; positively; magisterially.
Dolce (adv.) Alt. of Dolcemente
Dolcemente (adv.) Softly; sweetly; with soft, smooth, and delicate execution.
Domestically (adv.) In a domestic manner; privately; with reference to domestic affairs.
Dorsad (adv.) Toward the dorsum or back; on the dorsal side; dorsally.
Dorsally (adv.) On, or toward, the dorsum, or back; on the dorsal side of; dorsad.
Double (adv.) Twice; doubly.
Doubly (adv.) In twice the quantity; to twice the degree; as, doubly wise or good; to be doubly sensible of an obligation.
Doubly (adv.) Deceitfully.
Doubtfully (adv.) In a doubtful manner.
Doubtless (adv.) Undoubtedly; without doubt.
Doubtlessly (adv.) Unquestionably.
Doughtily (adv.) In a doughty manner.
Down (adv.) In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; -- the opposite of up.
Down (adv.) From a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion.
Down (adv.) In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.
Down (adv.) From a remoter or higher antiquity.
Down (adv.) From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence; as, to boil down in cookery, or in making decoctions.
Down (adv.) In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well.
Down (adv.) Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.
Downhill (adv.) Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill.
Downright (adv.) Straight down; perpendicularly.
Downright (adv.) In plain terms; without ceremony.
Downright (adv.) Without delay; at once; completely.
Downstairs (adv.) Down the stairs; to a lower floor.
Downstream (adv.) Down the stream; as, floating downstream.
Downward (adv.) Alt. of Downwards
Downwards (adv.) From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards.
Downwards (adv.) From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin.
Downwards (adv.) From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending
Dramatically (adv.) In a dramatic manner; theatrically; vividly.
Dreadfully (adv.) In a dreadful manner; terribly.
Dreadingly (adv.) With dread.
Dreadless (adv.) Without doubt.
Dreadly (adv.) With dread.
Dreamily (adv.) As if in a dream; softly; slowly; languidly.
Dreamingly (adv.) In a dreamy manner.
Drearily (adv.) Gloomily; dismally.
Drily (adv.) See Dryly.
Drollingly (adv.) In a jesting manner.
Droopingly (adv.) In a drooping manner.
Dropmeal (adv.) Alt. of Dropmele
Dropmele (adv.) By drops or small portions.
Droppinly (adv.) In drops.
Dropwise (adv.) After the manner of a drop; in the form of drops.
Drowsily (adv.) In a drowsy manner.
Drudgingly (adv.) In a drudging manner; laboriously.
Drunkenly (adv.) In a drunken manner.
Dryly (adv.) In a dry manner; not succulently; without interest; without sympathy; coldly.
Dubiously (adv.) In a dubious manner.
Ducally (adv.) In the manner of a duke, or in a manner becoming the rank of a duke.
Due (adv.) Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.
Dully (adv.) In a dull manner; stupidly; slowly; sluggishly; without life or spirit.
Duly (adv.) In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it (anything) ought to be; properly; regularly.
Dumbly (adv.) In silence; mutely.
Durably (adv.) In a lasting manner; with long continuance.
Duskily (adv.) In a dusky manner.
Dyingly (adv.) In a dying manner; as if at the point of death.
Dynamically (adv.) In accordance with the principles of dynamics or moving forces.
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