<font size="-1">That little dog <b>faithfully</b> followed his owner everywhere.</font>
Adverbs provide greater description to verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. You can usually spot them by their -ly ending, although they don't have to end in -ly. Fabulously is an adverb in the same way that far is an adverb. Without further ado, let's fervently dive into 50 of the most popular adverbs that start F.
Here's a list of 50 of the most common F-adverbs. Beside them is a short and sweet definition, as well as a sampling of synonyms:
in an astounding way
incredibly, especially, astonishingly
slightly, weakly, or barely there
hardly, delicately, moderately
something that is done justly
equitably, favorably, impartially
in a loyal manner
loyally, devotedly, truly
in a deceitful manner
deceitfully, maliciously, traitorously
in a manner that has become well known
admirably, incomparably, sensationally
in an incredible manner
amazingly, curiously, uniquely
a long way away in time or space
considerably, significantly, somewhat
a greater physical distance
further, beyond, longer
at high speed
speedily, quickly, rapidly
so as to cause death
hopelessly, murderously mortally
in a kind manner
kindly, genially, enthusiastically
by means of the national government
in a cruel or menacing manner
violently, menacingly, angrily
used to indicate a departure from the literal use of words
metaphorically, allegorically, symbolically
at last, in conclusion, or at the end
decisively, eventually, lastly
of or referring to money
economically, monetarily, fiscally
in a splendid manner
nicely, admirably, perfectly
in a definitive or strong manner
immovably, rigidly, thoroughly
experienced personally, or straight from the source
to begin with
in an expected manner
appropriately, accordingly, properly
action completed with no mistakes or faults
perfectly, admirably, supremely
in a manner that can be changed
pliably, malleably, limberly
with an ability to express oneself easily and articulately
something done with love or affection
lovingly, admirably, affectionately
without good judgment
mistakenly, stupidly, unwisely
in a vigorous or powerful manner
vigorously, strenuously, forcibly
against one's will
coercively, powerfully, strongly
an endless amount of time
always, ceaselessly, continually
done in a socially-accepted, official or orderly way
officially, properly, befittingly
previously in time or order
already, earlier, lately
forward, beyond, or out of hiding
abroad, away, onward
at once; immediately
directly, immediately, instantly
once every two weeks
happening due to good luck
auspiciously, favorably, successfully
onward, so as to make progress
ahead, along, onward
in an honest and straightforward manner
honestly, candidly, bluntly
being done in a wild or frenzied way
desperately, excitedly, uncontrollably
in a deceitful manner
criminally, deceitfully, duplicitously
abundantly, bounteously, copiously
something that occurs often
commonly, repeatedly, intermittently
something that was done recently, just now
newly, lately, recently
to the full amount; completely
abundantly, amply, sufficiently
in a way that relates to the purpose or use of something
suitably, practically, handily
to the very core of the matter
in an angry manner
angrily, fiercely, savagely
something that is additional or more in degree
additionally, again, also
in addition to or besides
additionally, moreover, along
to the greatest extent or degree
distantly, extremely, ultimately
For even more adverbs to add to your lexicon, check out this List of 100 Adverbs!
It's the job of the adverb to provide a little more information. And, although they typically work alongside verbs, they're not strictly tied to them. They can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. Examples from the above list include "favorably" and "furiously."
We can get a little more specific than simply saying adverbs add intensity or emphasis to other words. Let's take a closer look at what, fundamentally, they aim to do:
- Adverbs Tell How It Happened: Adverbs like "firmly" describe how something was done.
- Adverbs Tell Where It Happened: Adverbs like "federally" describe the location of where something happened.
- Adverbs Tell When It Happened: Adverbs like "first" describe when something took place.
- Adverbs Tell the Extent of an Action: Adverbs like "further" describe the extent to which something did or did not happen.
For more on how adverbs work to intensify the meaning behind other words, check out these Examples of Adverbs.
Let's look at 10 of the above adverbs hard at work in sentence form:
- You and I will get along fabulously.
- The scent of cinnamon faintly wafted across the air.
- That little dog faithfully followed his owner everywhere.
- Doyle fiercely defended Riley to the end.
- Justin firmly held onto the glass treasure.
- He competed flawlessly in the spelling bee.
- He fortunately missed the boat.
- You are fundamentally wrong in your surmisings.
- The dog furiously barked at the intruder.
Be flexible when it comes to your adverb use. You never want to use too many of them at once. It'll bog down your writing. If, however, you'd like to fittingly sprinkle them into your prose, then join us on our alphabetical journey through adverbs. We started with Adverbs That Start With A and will continue all the way down the line. We hope to see you out there!