List of Adverbs

300 Common English Adverbs

Here is a list of 300 common English adverbs. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4).

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects an adverb from this list as the secret word.

Table of Contents

  • A Reminder about Adverbs
  • The Top 10 Adverbs in English
  • Sortable, Editable, and Printable List
  • Learn with Hangman!

A Reminder about Adverbs

Adverbs generally describe how actions are performed by modifying verbs, but they can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. Adverbs express a wide range of meanings, including manner (how), time (when), place (where), frequency (how often), and degree (how much).
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The Top 10 Adverbs in English

Here are the 10 most common adverbs in English.
  • 1. Also: In addition; as well.
    Example: She sings and also plays the piano.
  • 2. Very: To a great degree; extremely.
    Example: The movie was very exciting.
  • 3. Often: Frequently; many times.
    Example: I often go for a walk in the evening.
  • 4. Well: In a good or satisfactory way.
    Example: She did well in her exams.
  • 5. Never: Not at any time; not ever.
    Example: I never want to see that movie again.
  • 6. Here: In or at this place.
    Example: Please come here nd sit down.
  • 7. Always: At all times; on every occasion.
    Example: He always rrives late for meetings.
  • 8. Too: To an excessive extent; more than necessary.
    Example: The coffee is too hot to drink.
  • 9. Maybe: Perhaps; possibly.
    Example: Maybe we can go to the beach tomorrow.
  • 10. Really: Truly; genuinely.
    Example: She was really happy to see her old friend.

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abnormally, accidentally, acidly, actually, adventurously, afterwards, almost, always, angrily, annually, anxiously, arrogantly, awkwardly, badly, bashfully, beautifully, bitterly, bleakly, blindly, blissfully, boastfully, boldly, bravely, briefly, brightly, briskly, broadly, busily, calmly, carefully, carelessly, cautiously, certainly, cheerfully, clearly, cleverly, closely, coaxingly, commonly, continually, coolly, correctly, courageously, crossly, cruelly, curiously, daily, daintily, dearly, deceivingly, deeply, defiantly, deliberately, delightfully, diligently, dimly, doubtfully, dreamily, easily, elegantly, energetically, enormously, enthusiastically, equally, especially, evenly, eventually, exactly, excitedly, extremely, fairly, faithfully, famously, fatally, ferociously, fervently, fiercely, fondly, foolishly, fortunately, frankly, frantically, freely, frenetically, frightfully, fully, furiously, generally, generously, gently, gladly, gleefully, gracefully, gratefully, greatly, greedily, happily, hastily, healthily, here, heavily, helpfully, helplessly, highly, honestly, hopelessly, hungrily, immediately, innocently, inquisitively, instantly, intensely, intently, interestingly, inwardly, irritably, jaggedly, jealously, jovially, joyfully, joyously, jubilantly, judgementally, justly, keenly, kiddingly, kindheartedly, kindly, knavishly, knowingly, knowledgeably, lazily, less, lightly, likely, limply, lively, loftily, longingly, loosely, loudly, lovingly, loyally, madly, majestically, meaningfully, mechanically, merrily, miserably, mockingly, monthly, mortally, mostly, mysteriously, naturally, nearly, neatly, needily, nervously, never, nicely, noisily, now, nowhere, obediently, obnoxiously, oddly, offensively, officially, often, only, openly, optimistically, overconfidently, owlishly, painfully, partially, patiently, perfectly, physically, playfully, politely, poorly, positively, potentially, powerfully, promptly, properly, punctually, quaintly, quarrelsomely, queasily, queerly, questionably, questioningly, quicker, quickly, quietly, quirkily, quizzically, rapidly, rarely, readily, really, reassuringly, recklessly, regularly, reluctantly, repeatedly, reproachfully, restfully, righteously, rightfully, rigidly, roughly, rudely, sadly, safely, scarcely, scarily, searchingly, sedately, seemingly, seldom, selfishly, separately, seriously, shakily, sharply, sheepishly, shrilly, shyly, silently, sleepily, slowly, smoothly, softly, solemnly, solidly, sometimes, soon, speedily, stealthily, sternly, strictly, successfully, suddenly, surprisingly, suspiciously, sweetly, swiftly, sympathetically, tenderly, tensely, terribly, thankfully, there, thoroughly, thoughtfully, tightly, tomorrow, too, tremendously, triumphantly, truly, truthfully, ultimately, unabashedly, unaccountably, unbearably, unethically, unexpectedly, unfortunately, unimpressively, unnaturally, unnecessarily, upliftingly, upwardly, urgently, usefully, uselessly, usually, utterly, vacantly, vaguely, vainly, valiantly, vastly, verbally, very, viciously, victoriously, violently, vivaciously, voluntarily, warmly, weakly, wearily, wetly, wholly, wildly, willfully/wilfully, wisely, woefully, wonderfully, worriedly, wrongly, yawningly, yearly, yearningly, yesterday, yieldingly, youthfully, zealously, zestfully, zestily

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is always an adverb from this list. (Choose your first letter to start.)
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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