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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