Adverbs Starting with B

Back (adv.) In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.

Back (adv.) To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something left behind; to go back to one's native place; to put a book back after reading it.

Back (adv.) To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.

Back (adv.) (Of time) In times past; ago.

Back (adv.) Away from contact; by reverse movement.

Back (adv.) In concealment or reserve; in one's own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.

Back (adv.) In a state of restraint or hindrance.

Back (adv.) In return, repayment, or requital.

Back (adv.) In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back0 the offensive words.

Back (adv.) In arrear; as, to be back in one's rent.

Backward (adv.) Alt. of Backwards

Backwards (adv.) With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.

Backwards (adv.) Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.

Backwards (adv.) On the back, or with the back downward.

Backwards (adv.) Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.

Backwards (adv.) By way of reflection; reflexively.

Backwards (adv.) From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.

Backwards (adv.) In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.

Backwardly (adv.) Reluctantly; slowly; aversely.

Backwardly (adv.) Perversely; ill.

Badly (adv.) In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.

Baggily (adv.) In a loose, baggy way.

Bakingly (adv.) In a hot or baking manner.

Baldly (adv.) Nakedly; without reserve; inelegantly.

Balefully (adv.) In a baleful manner; perniciously.

Balkingly (adv.) In a manner to balk or frustrate.

Balmily (adv.) In a balmy manner.

Baptismally (adv.) In a baptismal manner.

Barbarously (adv.) In a barbarous manner.

Bareback (adv.) On the bare back of a horse, without using a saddle; as, to ride bareback.

Barefacedly (adv.) Openly; shamelessly.

Barely (adv.) Without covering; nakedly.

Barely (adv.) Without concealment or disguise.

Barely (adv.) Merely; only.

Barely (adv.) But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped.

Barometrically (adv.) By means of a barometer, or according to barometric observations.

Barrenly (adv.) Unfruitfully; unproductively.

Barwise (adv.) Horizontally.

Basely (adv.) In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully.

Basely (adv.) Illegitimately; in bastardy.

Bashfully (adv.) In a bashful manner.

Bastardly (adv.) In the manner of a bastard; spuriously.

Bawdily (adv.) Obscenely; lewdly.

Beamily (adv.) In a beaming manner.

Beamingly (adv.) In a beaming manner; radiantly.

Bechance (adv.) By chance; by accident.

Becomingly (adv.) In a becoming manner.

Bedward (adv.) Towards bed.

Befittingly (adv.) In a befitting manner; suitably.

Before (adv.) On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear.

Before (adv.) In advance.

Before (adv.) In time past; previously; already.

Before (adv.) Earlier; sooner than; until then.

Beforehand (adv.) In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.

Beforehand (adv.) By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.

Beforetime (adv.) Formerly; aforetime.

Beggarly (adv.) In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.

Behind (adv.) At the back part; in the rear.

Behind (adv.) Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.

Behind (adv.) Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.

Behind (adv.) Backward in time or order of succession; past.

Behind (adv.) After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.

Being (adv.) Since; inasmuch as.

Belike (adv.) It is likely or probably; perhaps.

Bellicosely (adv.) In a bellicose manner.

Belligerently (adv.) In a belligerent manner; hostilely.

Below (adv.) In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath.

Below (adv.) On the earth, as opposed to the heavens.

Below (adv.) In hell, or the regions of the dead.

Below (adv.) In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the trial below.

Below (adv.) In some part or page following.

Ben (adv.) The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but, the outer apartment.

Bendwise (adv.) Diagonally.

Beneath (adv.) In a lower place; underneath.

Beneath (adv.) Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.

Beneficently (adv.) In a beneficent manner; with beneficence.

Beneficially (adv.) In a beneficial or advantageous manner; profitably; helpfully.

Benignly (adv.) In a benign manner.

Besides (adv.) Alt. of Beside

Beside (adv.) On one side.

Beside (adv.) More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.

Besottingly (adv.) In a besotting manner.

Bestially (adv.) In a bestial manner.

Betime (adv.) Alt. of Betimes

Betimes (adv.) In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early.

Betimes (adv.) In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.

Beyond (adv.) Further away; at a distance; yonder.

Bias (adv.) In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.

Biblically (adv.) According to the Bible.

Bibulously (adv.) In a bibulous manner; with profuse imbibition or absorption.

Biennially (adv.) Once in two years.

Bifariously (adv.) In a bifarious manner.

Bigotedly (adv.) In the manner of a bigot.

Bimonthly (adv.) Once in two months.

Bindingly (adv.) So as to bind.

Binocularly (adv.) In a binocular manner.

Bis (adv.) Twice; -- a word showing that something is, or is to be, repeated; as a passage of music, or an item in accounts.

Bishoply (adv.) In the manner of a bishop.

Bitingly (adv.) In a biting manner.

Bitterly (adv.) In a bitter manner.

Black (adv.) Sullenly; threateningly; maliciously; so as to produce blackness.

Blackly (adv.) In a black manner; darkly, in color; gloomily; threateningly; atrociously.

Blamelessly (adv.) In a blameless manner.

Blandly (adv.) In a bland manner; mildly; suavely.

Blankly (adv.) In a blank manner; without expression; vacuously; as, to stare blankly.

Blankly (adv.) Directly; flatly; point blank.

Blasphemously (adv.) In a blasphemous manner.

Blatantly (adv.) In a blatant manner.

Blessedly (adv.) Happily; fortunately; joyfully.

Blightingly (adv.) So as to cause blight.

Blindly (adv.) Without sight, discernment, or understanding; without thought, investigation, knowledge, or purpose of one's own.

Blithely (adv.) In a blithe manner.

Blive (adv.) Quickly; forthwith.

Bloodily (adv.) In a bloody manner; cruelly; with a disposition to shed blood.

Bloomingly (adv.) In a blooming manner.

Bluely (adv.) With a blue color.

Blunderingly (adv.) In a blundering manner.

Bluntly (adv.) In a blunt manner; coarsely; plainly; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility.

Blushingly (adv.) In a blushing manner; with a blush or blushes; as, to answer or confess blushingly.

Blusteringly (adv.) In a blustering manner.

Boastingly (adv.) Boastfully; with boasting.

Bodily (adv.) Corporeally; in bodily form; united with a body or matter; in the body.

Bodily (adv.) In respect to, or so as to affect, the entire body or mass; entirely; all at once; completely; as, to carry away bodily. "Leapt bodily below."

Boilingly (adv.) With boiling or ebullition.

Boisterously (adv.) In a boisterous manner.

Boldly (adv.) In a bold manner.

Bolt (adv.) In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.

Bonnily (adv.) Gayly; handsomely.

Botchedly (adv.) In a clumsy manner.

Bounce (adv.) With a sudden leap; suddenly.

Bouncingly (adv.) With a bounce.

Bowingly (adv.) In a bending manner.

Boyishly (adv.) In a boyish manner; like a boy.

Brag (adv.) Proudly; boastfully.

Braggingly (adv.) Boastingly.

Bragly (adv.) In a manner to be bragged of; finely; proudly.

Brainsickly (adv.) In a brainsick manner.

Bravely (adv.) In a brave manner; courageously; gallantly; valiantly; splendidly; nobly.

Bravely (adv.) Finely; gaudily; gayly; showily.

Bravely (adv.) Well; thrivingly; prosperously.

Bravingly (adv.) In a defiant manner.

Brawlingly (adv.) In a brawling manner.

Brazenly (adv.) In a bold, impudent manner.

Breathlessly (adv.) In a breathless manner.

Brenningly (adv.) Burningly; ardently.

Brief (adv.) Briefly.

Brief (adv.) Soon; quickly.

Briefly (adv.) Concisely; in few words.

Bright (adv.) Brightly.

Brightly (adv.) Brilliantly; splendidly; with luster; as, brightly shining armor.

Brightly (adv.) With lively intelligence; intelligently.

Brilliantly (adv.) In a brilliant manner.

Briskly (adv.) In a brisk manner; nimbly.

Brittlely (adv.) In a brittle manner.

Broadcast (adv.) So as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press.

Broadly (adv.) In a broad manner.

Broadwise (adv.) Breadthwise.

Brokenly (adv.) In a broken, interrupted manner; in a broken state; in broken language.

Brotherly (adv.) Like a brother; affectionately; kindly.

Brutally (adv.) In a brutal manner; cruelly.

Brutely (adv.) In a rude or violent manner.

Bunglingly (adv.) Clumsily; awkwardly.

Burglariously (adv.) With an intent to commit burglary; in the manner of a burglar.

Busily (adv.) In a busy manner.

Buzzingly (adv.) In a buzzing manner; with a buzzing sound.

By (adv.) Near; in the neighborhood; present; as, there was no person by at the time.

By (adv.) Passing near; going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has gone by; a bird flew by.

By (adv.) Aside; as, to lay by; to put by.

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