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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