(A suffix that forms adverbs, primarily from adjectives.)
The -ly ending most often indicates adverbs, and is the usual way of forming them from adjectives.
punctiliously (adverb), more punctiliously, most punctiliously
Characteristic of being very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct way: Janice is a newspaper reporter who is punctiliously using correct grammar in her writing assignments.
quickly (adverb), more quickly, most quickly
Descriptive of doing something in a hurry: Mary quickly walked home after she got off the bus.
Jack's mother was quickly preparing a good breakfast for him so he could catch the bus and get to school on time.
receently (adverb), more receently, most receently
A reference to something that happened or has been done not long ago or a short time before: Jane recently returned home to get dinner ready for her family.
reprehensibly (adverb), more reprehensibly, most reprehensibly
A reference as to how very strong criticism or expressions of disapproval are conveyed based on perceived faults or mistakes: Sharon's tennis coach quite often reprehensibly reminded her of what she needed to do in order to be a champion player in the coming international tournaments.
sadly (adverb), more sadly, most sadly
Referring to a specified manner or behavior: Jim sadly dropped his laptop computer and broke it.
scrupulously (adverb), more scrupulously, most scrupulously
A reference to doing something with extreme conscientiousness; that is, in a careful manner or done with careful attention to details: Karen scrupulously cleaned the rooms in the hotel where she worked.
superciliously (adverb), more superciliously, most superciliously
Conveying an attitude of superiority in an uncomplimentary sneering manner: Since Manfred won the Olympics gold medal, he has been superciliously behaving with his fellow athletes.
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