Adverbs Starting with O
Obediently (adv.) In an obedient manner; with obedience.
Obeyingly (adv.) Obediently; submissively.
Obiter (adv.) In passing; incidentally; by the way.
Obituarily (adv.) In the manner of an obituary.
Objectively (adv.) In the manner or state of an object; as, a determinate idea objectively in the mind.
Obligatorily (adv.) In an obligatory manner; by reason of obligation.
Obliquely (adv.) In an oblique manner; not directly; indirectly.
Oblongly (adv.) In an oblong form.
Obscurely (adv.) In an obscure manner.
Obsequiously (adv.) In an obsequious manner; compliantly; fawningly.
Obsequiously (adv.) In a manner appropriate to obsequies.
Observantly (adv.) In an observant manner.
Obsoletely (adv.) In an obsolete manner.
Obtusely (adv.) In an obtuse manner.
Obversely (adv.) In an obverse manner.
Occasionally (adv.) In an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as convenience requires or opportunity offers; not regularly.
Occultly (adv.) In an occult manner.
Ocularly (adv.) By the eye, or by actual sight.
Oddly (adv.) In an odd manner; unevently.
Oddly (adv.) In a peculiar manner; strangely; queerly; curiously.
Oddly (adv.) In a manner measured by an odd number.
Off (adv.) In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:
Off (adv.) Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.
Off (adv.) Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like.
Off (adv.) Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off.
Off (adv.) Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.
Off (adv.) Denoting opposition or negation.
Offhand (adv.) In an offhand manner; as, he replied offhand.
Officially (adv.) By the proper officer; by virtue of the proper authority; in pursuance of the special powers vested in an officer or office; as, accounts or reports officially vertified or rendered; letters officially communicated; persons officially notified.
Oft (adv.) Often; frequently; not rarely; many times.
Often (adv.) Frequently; many times; not seldom.
Oftensith (adv.) Frequently; often.
Oftentide (adv.) Frequently; often.
Oftentimes (adv.) Frequently; often; many times.
Ofter (adv.) Compar. of Oft.
Ofttimes (adv.) Frequently; often.
Omnipotently (adv.) In an omnipotent manner.
Once (adv.) By limitation to the number one; for one time; not twice nor any number of times more than one.
Once (adv.) At some one period of time; -- used indefinitely.
Once (adv.) At any one time; -- often nearly equivalent to ever, if ever, or whenever; as, once kindled, it may not be quenched.
Onerously (adv.) In an onerous manner.
Ones (adv.) Once.
Onethe (adv.) Scarcely. See Unnethe.
Onloft (adv.) Aloft; above ground.
Ontologically (adv.) In an ontological manner.
Onward (adv.) Toward a point before or in front; forward; progressively; as, to move onward.
Onwards (adv.) Onward.
Oones (adv.) Once.
Openly (adv.) In an open manner; publicly; not in private; without secrecy.
Openly (adv.) Without reserve or disguise; plainly; evidently.
Operatively (adv.) In an operative manner.
Opinionately (adv.) Conceitedly.
Oppositely (adv.) In a situation to face each other; in an opposite manner or direction; adversely.
Optatively (adv.) In an optative manner; with the expression of desire.
Optically (adv.) By optics or sight; with reference to optics.
Optionally (adv.) In an optional manner.
Orally (adv.) In an oral manner.
Orally (adv.) By, with, or in, the mouth; as, to receive the sacrament orally.
Orderly (adv.) According to due order; regularly; methodically; duly.
Ordinarily (adv.) According to established rules or settled method; as a rule; commonly; usually; in most cases; as, a winter more than ordinarily severe.
Ordinately (adv.) In an ordinate manner; orderly.
Organically (adv.) In an organic manner; by means of organs or with reference to organic functions; hence, fundamentally.
Originally (adv.) In the original time, or in an original manner; primarily; from the beginning or origin; not by derivation, or imitation.
Originally (adv.) At first; at the origin; at the time of formation or costruction; as, a book originally written by another hand.
Ornamentally (adv.) By way of ornament.
Ornately (adv.) In an ornate manner.
Orthodoxally (adv.) Orthodoxly.
Orthodoxly (adv.) In an orthodox manner; with soundness of faith.
Orthogonally (adv.) Perpendicularly; at right angles; as, a curve cuts a set of curves orthogonally.
Orthographically (adv.) In an orthographical manner
Orthographically (adv.) according to the rules of proper spelling
Orthographically (adv.) according to orthographic projection.
Oscitantly (adv.) In an oscitant manner.
Ostensibly (adv.) In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly; apparently.
Ostensively (adv.) In an ostensive manner.
Other (adv.) Otherwise.
Othergates (adv.) In another manner.
Otherways (adv.) See Otherwise.
Otherwhere (adv.) In or to some other place, or places; elsewhere.
Otherwhile (adv.) Alt. of Otherwhiles
Otherwhiles (adv.) At another time, or other times; sometimes; /ccasionally.
Otherwise (adv.) In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.
Otherwise (adv.) In other respects.
Otherwise (adv.) In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.
Oughwhere (adv.) Anywhere; somewhere. See Owher.
Outdoors (adv.) Abread; out of the house; out of doors.
Outerly (adv.) Utterly; entirely.
Outerly (adv.) Toward the outside.
Outright (adv.) Immediately; without delay; at once; as, he was killed outright.
Outright (adv.) Completely; utterly.
Outside (adv.) or prep. On or to the outside (of); without; on the exterior; as, to ride outside the coach; he stayed outside.
Outward (adv.) Alt. of Outwards
Outwards (adv.) From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward.
Outwards (adv.) See Outward, adv.
Ovally (adv.) In an oval form.
Over (adv.) From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter.
Over (adv.) From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space or barrier; -- used with verbs of motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the money; to go over to the enemy.
Over (adv.) Also, with verbs of being: At, or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
Over (adv.) From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock of goods; a dress covered over with jewels.
Over (adv.) From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
Over (adv.) Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity; superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over.
Over (adv.) In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top; as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.
Over (adv.) At an end; beyond the limit of continuance; completed; finished.
Overall (adv.) Everywhere.
Overboard (adv.) Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water; as, to fall overboard.
Overflowingly (adv.) In great abundance; exuberantly.
Overhand (adv.) In an overhand manner or style.
Overhead (adv.) Aloft; above; in or attached to the ceiling or roof; in the story or upon the floor above; in the zenith.
Overhighly (adv.) Too highly; too greatly.
Overland (adv.) By, upon, or across, land.
Overliberally (adv.) In an overliberal manner.
Overly (adv.) In an overly manner.
Overmanner (adv.) In an excessive manner; excessively.
Overmore (adv.) Beyond; moreover.
Overmuch (adv.) In too great a degree; too much.
Overnight (adv.) In the fore part of the night last past; in the evening before; also, during the night; as, the candle will not last overnight.
Oversea (adv.) Alt. of Overseas
Overseas (adv.) Over the sea; abroad.
Oversoon (adv.) Too soon.
Overstraitly (adv.) Too straitly or strictly.
Overthwart (adv.) Across; crosswise; transversely.
Overthwartly (adv.) In an overthwart manner; across; also, perversely.
Overtly (adv.) Publicly; openly.
Owher (adv.) Anywhere.
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