Adverbs Starting with P
Paganly (adv.) In a pagan manner.
Palatably (adv.) In a palatable manner.
Palewise (adv.) In the manner of a pale or pales; by perpendicular
Pallidly (adv.) In a pallid manner.
Palmately (adv.) In a palmate manner.
Paltrily (adv.) In a paltry manner.
Pantingly (adv.) With palpitation or rapid breathing.
Papally (adv.) In a papal manner; popishly
Parabolically (adv.) By way of parable; in a parabolic manner.
Parabolically (adv.) In the form of a parabola.
Parallelly (adv.) In a parallel manner; with parallelism.
Paramountly (adv.) In a paramount manner.
Paramour (adv.) Alt. of Paramours
Paramours (adv.) By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; -- sometimes written as two words.
Paraunter (adv.) Peradventure. See Paraventure.
Paravant (adv.) Alt. of Paravant
Paravant (adv.) In front; publicly.
Paravant (adv.) Beforehand; first.
Paraventure (adv.) Peradventure; perchance.
Parcase (adv.) Perchance; by chance.
Parcel-mele (adv.) By parcels or parts.
Pardonably (adv.) In a manner admitting of pardon; excusably.
Parentally (adv.) In a parental manner.
Parenthetically (adv.) In a parenthetical manner; by way of parenthesis; by parentheses.
Parfitly (adv.) Perfectly.
Parliamentarily (adv.) In a parliamentary manner.
Parochially (adv.) In a parochial manner; by the parish, or by parishes.
Part (adv.) Partly; in a measure.
Partially (adv.) In part; not totally; as, partially true; the sun partially eclipsed.
Partially (adv.) In a partial manner; with undue bias of mind; with unjust favor or dislike; as, to judge partially.
Participantly (adv.) In a participant manner.
Participially (adv.) In the sense or manner of a participle.
Particularly (adv.) In a particular manner; expressly; with a specific reference or interest; in particular; distinctly.
Particularly (adv.) In an especial manner; in a high degree; as, a particularly fortunate man; a particularly bad failure.
Partitively (adv.) In a partitive manner.
Partly (adv.) In part; in some measure of degree; not wholly.
Party (adv.) Partly.
Passably (adv.) Tolerably; moderately.
Passim (adv.) Here and there; everywhere; as, this word occurs passim in the poem.
Passing (adv.) Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.
Passingly (adv.) Exceedingly.
Passionately (adv.) In a passionate manner; with strong feeling; ardently.
Passionately (adv.) Angrily; irascibly.
Passively (adv.) In a passive manner; inertly; unresistingly.
Passively (adv.) As a passive verb; in the passive voice.
Past (adv.) By; beyond; as, he ran past.
Pastorally (adv.) In a pastoral or rural manner.
Pastorally (adv.) In the manner of a pastor.
Pat (adv.) In a pat manner.
Patchingly (adv.) Knavishy; deceitfully.
Patently (adv.) Openly; evidently.
Paternally (adv.) In a paternal manner.
Patiently (adv.) In a patient manner.
Patly (adv.) Fitly; seasonably.
Patrimonially (adv.) By inheritance.
Pausingly (adv.) With pauses; haltingly.
Peccantly (adv.) In a peccant manner.
Pectinately (adv.) In a pectinate manner.
Pectorally (adv.) As connected with the breast.
Peculiarly (adv.) In a peculiar manner; particulary; in a rare and striking degree; unusually.
Pecuniarily (adv.) In a pecuniary manner; as regards money.
Pedantically (adv.) In a pedantic manner.
Pedanticly (adv.) Pedantically.
Pedestrially (adv.) In a pedestrial manner.
Peevishly (adv.) In a peevish manner.
Pellmell (adv.) In utter confusion; with confused violence.
Pellucidly (adv.) In a pellucid manner.
Penally (adv.) In a penal manner.
Pendently (adv.) In a pendent manner.
Pendulously (adv.) In a pendulous manner.
Penetratingly (adv.) In a penetrating manner.
Penitentially (adv.) In a penitential manner.
Penitently (adv.) In a penitent manner.
Pensively (adv.) In a pensive manner.
Pentagonally (adv.) In the form of a pentagon; with five angles.
Percase (adv.) Perhaps; perchance.
Perchance (adv.) By chance; perhaps; peradventure.
Perdie (adv.) See Parde.
Perdy (adv.) Truly. See Parde.
Peremptorily (adv.) In a peremptory manner; absolutely; positively.
Perennially (adv.) In a perennial manner.
Perfectively (adv.) In a perfective manner.
Perfectly (adv.) In a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; throughly; faultlessly.
Perfidiously (adv.) In a perfidious manner.
Perforce (adv.) By force; of necessary; at any rate.
Perfunctorily (adv.) In a perfunctory manner; formally; carelessly.
Perhaps (adv.) By chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be.
Periodically (adv.) In a periodical manner.
Periphrastically (adv.) With circumlocution.
Perishably (adv.) In a perishable degree or manner.
Permanently (adv.) In a permanent manner.
Permeably (adv.) In a permeable manner.
Permissively (adv.) In a permissive manner.
Perpendicularly (adv.) In a perpendicular manner; vertically.
Perpetually (adv.) In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually.
Perplexly (adv.) Perplexedly.
Persistently (adv.) In a persistent manner.
Personally (adv.) In a personal manner; by bodily presence; in person; not by representative or substitute; as, to deliver a letter personally.
Personally (adv.) With respect to an individual; as regards the person; individually; particularly.
Personally (adv.) With respect to one's individuality; as regards one's self; as, personally I have no feeling in the matter.
Perspectively (adv.) Optically; as through a glass.
Perspectively (adv.) According to the rules of perspective.
Pertinately (adv.) Pertinaciously.
Pertly (adv.) In a pert manner.
Perversedly (adv.) Perversely.
Perversely (adv.) In a perverse manner.
Pestiferously (adv.) In a pestiferuos manner.
Pestilentially (adv.) Pestilently.
Pestilently (adv.) In a pestilent manner; mischievously; destructively.
Petitionarily (adv.) By way of begging the question; by an assumption.
Petrologically (adv.) According to petrology.
Pettily (adv.) In a petty manner; frivolously.
Petulantly (adv.) In a petulant manner.
Phlegmatically (adv.) In a phlegmatic manner.
Phonetically (adv.) In a phonetic manner.
Phonographically (adv.) In a phonographic manner; by means of phonograph.
Physically (adv.) In a physical manner; according to the laws of nature or physics; by physical force; not morally.
Physically (adv.) According to the rules of medicine.
Physiologically (adv.) In a physiological manner.
Pickaback (adv.) On the back or shoulders; as, to ride pickback.
Pickapack (adv.) Pickaback.
Pickback (adv.) On the back.
Pickpack (adv.) Pickaback.
Piecely (adv.) In pieces; piecemeal.
Piecemeal (adv.) In pieces; in parts or fragments.
Piecemeal (adv.) Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.
Pinchingly (adv.) In a pinching way.
Piningly (adv.) In a pining manner; droopingly.
Pinnately (adv.) In a pinnate manner.
Piously (adv.) In a pious manner.
Piquantly (adv.) In a piquant manner.
Pitapat (adv.) In a flutter; with palpitation or quick succession of beats.
Pithily (adv.) In a pithy manner.
Piu (adv.) A little more; as, piu allegro, a little more briskly.
Placidly (adv.) In a placid manner.
Plaguily (adv.) In a plaguing manner; vexatiously; extremely.
Plain (adv.) In a plain manner; plainly.
Plainly (adv.) In a plain manner; clearly.
Plastically (adv.) In a plastic manner.
Plat (adv.) Plainly; flatly; downright.
Plat (adv.) Flatly; smoothly; evenly.
Platonically (adv.) In a Platonic manner.
Plausibly (adv.) In a plausible manner.
Plausibly (adv.) Contentedly, readily.
Pleadingly (adv.) In a pleading manner.
Pleasantly (adv.) In a pleasant manner.
Plenarily (adv.) In a plenary manner.
Pleonastically (adv.) In a pleonastic manner.
Pluckily (adv.) In a plucky manner.
Plumb (adv.) In a plumb direction; perpendicularly.
Plump (adv.) Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks.
Plumply (adv.) Fully; roundly; plainly; without reserve.
Plurally (adv.) In a plural manner or sense.
Poco (adv.) A little; -- used chiefly in phrases indicating the time or movement; as, poco piu allegro, a little faster; poco largo, rather slow.
Poetically (adv.) In a poetic manner.
Poignantly (adv.) In a poignant manner.
Point-blank (adv.) In a point-blank manner.
Point-device (adv.) Alt. of Point-devise
Point-devise (adv.) Exactly.
Pointlessly (adv.) Without point.
Polarily (adv.) In a polary manner; with polarity.
Polewards (adv.) Toward a pole of the earth.
Politely (adv.) In a polished manner; so as to be smooth or glossy.
Politely (adv.) In a polite manner; with politeness.
Politically (adv.) In a political manner.
Politically (adv.) Politicly; artfully.
Politicly (adv.) In a politic manner; sagaciously; shrewdly; artfully.
Ponderously (adv.) In a ponderous manner.
Pontifically (adv.) In a pontifical manner.
Poorly (adv.) In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly.
Poorly (adv.) With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.
Poorly (adv.) Meanly; without spirit.
Poorly (adv.) Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.
Pop (adv.) Like a pop; suddenly; unexpectedly.
Popularly (adv.) In a popular manner; so as to be generally favored or accepted by the people; commonly; currently; as, the story was popularity reported.
Porously (adv.) In a porous manner.
Posingly (adv.) So as to pose or puzzle.
Positively (adv.) In a positive manner; absolutely; really; expressly; with certainty; indubitably; peremptorily; dogmatically; -- opposed to negatively.
Possessively (adv.) In a possessive manner.
Possibly (adv.) In a possible manner; by possible means; especially, by extreme, remote, or improbable intervention, change, or exercise of power; by a chance; perhaps; as, possibly he may recover.
Post (adv.) With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
Posteriorly (adv.) Subsequently in time; also, behind in position.
Posthaste (adv.) With speed or expedition; as, he traveled posthaste; to send posthaste.
Posthumously (adv.) In a posthumous manner; after one's decease.
Potentially (adv.) With power; potently.
Potentially (adv.) In a potential manner; possibly, not positively.
Potently (adv.) With great force or energy; powerfully; efficaciously.
Poureliche (adv.) Poorly.
Poutingly (adv.) In a pouting, or a sullen, manner.
Practically (adv.) In a practical way; not theoretically; really; as, to look at things practically; practically worthless.
Practically (adv.) By means of practice or use; by experience or experiment; as, practically wise or skillful; practically acquainted with a subject.
Practically (adv.) In practice or use; as, a medicine practically safe; theoretically wrong, but practically right.
Practically (adv.) Almost.
Pragmatically (adv.) In a pragmatical manner.
Praisably (adv.) In a praisable manner.
Praiseworthily (adv.) In a praiseworthy manner.
Pratingly (adv.) With idle talk; with loquacity.
Prayingly (adv.) With supplication to God.
Precedently (adv.) Beforehand; antecedently.
Preciously (adv.) In a precious manner; expensively; extremely; dearly. Also used ironically.
Precipitantly (adv.) With rash or foolish haste; in headlong manner.
Precipitately (adv.) In a precipitate manner; headlong; hastily; rashly.
Precociously (adv.) In a precocious manner.
Predatorily (adv.) In a predatory manner.
Predominantly (adv.) In a predominant manner.
Preedy (adv.) With ease.
Preeminently (adv.) In a preeminent degree.
Prefatorily (adv.) In a prefatory manner; by way of preface.
Preferably (adv.) In preference; by choice.
Pregnantly (adv.) In a pregnant manner; fruitfully; significantly.
Pregnantly (adv.) Unresistingly; openly; hence, clearly; evidently.
Prejudicately (adv.) With prejudice.
Prelatically (adv.) In a prelatical manner; with reference to prelates.
Preliminarily (adv.) In a preliminary manner.
Prelusorily (adv.) In a prelusory way.
Premeditately (adv.) With premeditation.
Preparatively (adv.) By way of preparation.
Prepensely (adv.) In a premeditated manner.
Preponderatingly (adv.) In a preponderating manner; preponderantly.
Prerogatively (adv.) By prerogative.
Presciently (adv.) With prescience or foresight.
Prescriptively (adv.) By prescription.
Presently (adv.) At present; at this time; now.
Presently (adv.) At once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely, soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and by.
Presently (adv.) With actual presence; actually .
Pressly (adv.) Closely; concisely.
Prestissimo (adv.) Very quickly; with great rapidity.
Presumably (adv.) In a presumable manner; by, or according to, presumption.
Presumedly (adv.) By presumption.
Presumingly (adv.) Confidently; arrogantly.
Presumptively (adv.) By presumption, or supposition grounded or probability; presumably.
Presumptuously (adv.) In a presumptuous manner; arrogantly.
Pretendingly (adv.) As by right or title; arrogantly; presumptuously.
Preternaturally (adv.) In a preternatural manner or degree.
Prettily (adv.) In a pretty manner.
Pretty (adv.) In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
Prevailingly (adv.) So as to prevail.
Prevalently (adv.) In a prevalent manner.
Preventingly (adv.) So as to prevent or hinder.
Preventively (adv.) In a preventive manner.
Previously (adv.) Beforehand; antecedently; as, a plan previously formed.
Pridingly (adv.) Proudly.
Primarily (adv.) In a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the first intention; originally.
Primely (adv.) At first; primarily.
Primely (adv.) In a prime manner; excellently.
Primevally (adv.) In a primeval manner; in or from the earliest times; originally.
Primitively (adv.) Originally; at first.
Primitively (adv.) Primarily; not derivatively.
Primitively (adv.) According to the original rule or ancient practice; in the ancient style.
Primly (adv.) In a prim or precise manner.
Primordially (adv.) At the beginning; under the first order of things; originally.
Princely (adv.) In a princely manner.
Principally (adv.) In a principal manner; primarily; above all; chiefly; mainly.
Priorly (adv.) Previously.
Prismatically (adv.) In the form or manner of a prism; by means of a prism.
Privately (adv.) In a private manner; not openly; without the presence of others.
Privately (adv.) In a manner affecting an individual; personally not officially; as, he is not privately benefited.
Privatively (adv.) In a privative manner; by the absence of something; negatively.
Privily (adv.) In a privy manner; privately; secretly.
Pro (adv.) For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with con.
Probably (adv.) In a probable manner; in likelihood.
Prodigally (adv.) In a prodigal manner; with profusion of expense; extravagantly; wasteful; profusely; lavishly; as, an estate prodigally dissipated.
Prodigiously (adv.) Enormously; wonderfully; astonishingly; as, prodigiously great.
Prodigiously (adv.) Very much; extremely; as, he was prodigiously pleased.
Profanely (adv.) In a profane manner.
Professedly (adv.) By profession.
Professionally (adv.) In a professional manner or capacity; by profession or calling; in the exercise of one's profession; one employed professionally.
Proficiently (adv.) In a proficient manner.
Profligately (adv.) In a profligate manner.
Profoundly (adv.) In a profound manner.
Profusely (adv.) In a profuse manner.
Proleptically (adv.) In a proleptical manner.
Prolixly (adv.) In a prolix manner.
Prominently (adv.) In a prominent manner.
Promiscuously (adv.) In a promiscuous manner.
Promissorily (adv.) In a promissory manner.
Promptly (adv.) In a prompt manner.
Pronely (adv.) In a prone manner or position.
Pronominally (adv.) In a pronominal manner/ with the nature or office of a pronoun; as a pronoun.
Proper (adv.) Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good.
Properly (adv.) In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly; as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted.
Properly (adv.) Individually; after one's own manner.
Prophetically (adv.) In a prophetical manner; by way of prediction.
Propitiatorily (adv.) By way of propitiation.
Proportionably (adv.) Proportionally.
Proportionally (adv.) In proportion; in due degree; adapted relatively; as, all parts of the building are proportionally large.
Proportionately (adv.) In a proportionate manner; with due proportion; proportionally.
Prosily (adv.) In a prosy manner.
Prosingly (adv.) Prosily.
Prosodiacally (adv.) Prosodically.
Prospectively (adv.) In a prospective manner.
Proteanly (adv.) In a protean manner.
Protectingly (adv.) By way of protection; in a protective manner.
Protestantly (adv.) Like a Protestant; in conformity with Protestantism.
Protestingly (adv.) By way of protesting.
Protrusively (adv.) In a protrusive manner.
Proudly (adv.) In a proud manner; with lofty airs or mien; haughtily; arrogantly; boastfully.
Proverbially (adv.) In a proverbial manner; by way of proverb; hence, commonly; universally; as, it is proverbially said; the bee is proverbially busy.
Providently (adv.) In a provident manner.
Provincially (adv.) In a provincial manner.
Provisionally (adv.) By way of provision for the time being; temporarily.
Provisorily (adv.) In a provisory manner; conditionally; subject to a proviso; as, to admit a doctrine provisorily.
Proximad (adv.) Toward a proximal part; on the proximal side of; proximally.
Proximally (adv.) On or toward a proximal part; proximad.
Proximately (adv.) In a proximate manner, position, or degree; immediately.
Prudentially (adv.) In a prudential manner; prudently.
Prudently (adv.) In a prudent manner.
Prudishly (adv.) In a prudish manner.
Pryingly (adv.) In a prying manner.
Publicly (adv.) With exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; openly; as, property publicly offered for sale; an opinion publicly avowed; a declaration publicly made.
Publicly (adv.) In the name of the community.
Puerilely (adv.) In a puerile manner; childishly.
Puffingly (adv.) In a puffing manner; with vehement breathing or shortness of breath; with exaggerated praise.
Puissantly (adv.) In a puissant manner; powerfully; with great strength.
Pulingly (adv.) With whining or complaint.
Punctually (adv.) In a punctual manner; promptly; exactly.
Pungently (adv.) In a pungent manner; sharply.
Purely (adv.) In a pure manner (in any sense of the adjective).
Purely (adv.) Nicely; prettily.
Purgatively (adv.) In a purgative manner.
Puritanically (adv.) In a puritanical manner.
Purposedly (adv.) In a purposed manner; according to purpose or design; purposely.
Purposely (adv.) With purpose or design; intentionally; with predetermination; designedly.
Pursuant (adv.) Alt. of Pursuantly
Pursuantly (adv.) Agreeably; conformably.
Pusillanimously (adv.) With pusillanimity.
Puzzlingly (adv.) In a puzzling manner.
Pyramidally (adv.) Like a pyramid.
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