Adverbs Starting with U
Uglily (adv.) In an ugly manner; with deformity.
Ulteriorly (adv.) More distantly or remotely.
Ultimately (adv.) As a final consequence; at last; in the end; as, afflictions often tend to correct immoral habits, and ultimately prove blessings.
Umquhile (adv.) Some time ago; formerly.
Un- (adv.) An inseparable prefix, or particle, signifying not; in-; non-. In- is prefixed mostly to words of Latin origin, or else to words formed by Latin suffixes; un- is of much wider application, and is attached at will to almost any adjective, or participle used adjectively, or adverb, from which it may be desired to form a corresponding negative adjective or adverb, and is also, but less freely, prefixed to nouns. Un- sometimes has merely an intensive force; as in unmerciless, unremor>
Un- (adv.) Un- is prefixed to adjectives, or to words used adjectively.
Un- (adv.) To adjectives, to denote the absence of the quality designated by the adjective
Un- (adv.) To past particles, or to adjectives formed after the analogy of past particles, to indicate the absence of the condition or state expressed by them
Un- (adv.) To present particles which come from intransitive verbs, or are themselves employed as adjectives, to mark the absence of the activity, disposition, or condition implied by the participle; as, - ---- and the like.
Un- (adv.) Those which have acquired an opposed or contrary, instead of a merely negative, meaning; as, unfriendly, ungraceful, unpalatable, unquiet, and the like; or else an intensive sense more than a prefixed not would express; as, unending, unparalleled, undiscip
Un- (adv.) Those which have the value of independent words, inasmuch as the simple words are either not used at all, or are rarely, or at least much less frequently, used; as, unavoidable, unconscionable, undeniable, unspeakable, unprecedented, unruly, and the like; or inasmuch as they are used in a different sense from the usual meaning of the primitive, or especially in one of the significations of the latter; as, unaccountable, unalloyed, unbelieving, unpretending, unreserved, and the li>
Un- (adv.) Those which are anomalous, provincial, or, for some other reason, not desirable to be used, and are so indicated; as, unpure for impure, unsatisfaction for dissatisfaction, unexpressible for inexpressible, and the like.
Un- (adv.) Un- is prefixed to nouns to express the absence of, or the contrary of, that which the noun signifies; as, unbelief, unfaith, unhealth, unrest, untruth, and the like.
Unaware (adv.) Unawares.
Unawares (adv.) Without design or preparation; suddenly; without premeditation, unexpectedly.
Unbeware (adv.) Unawares.
Unboundably (adv.) Infinitely.
Uncautiously (adv.) Incautiously.
Uncertainly (adv.) In an uncertain manner.
Unchristianly (adv.) In an unchristian manner.
Unciatim (adv.) Ounce by ounce.
Uncivilty (adv.) In an uncivil manner.
Unco (adv.) In a high degree; to a great extent; greatly; very.
Uncontrovertibly (adv.) Incontrovertibly.
Uncunningly (adv.) Ignorantly.
Uncurably (adv.) In an uncurable manner.
Undeniably (adv.) In an undeniable manner.
Under (adv.) In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail.
Underboard (adv.) Under the board, or table; hence, secretly; unfairly; underhand. See the Note under Aboveboard.
Underfoot (adv.) Under the feet; underneath; below. See Under foot, under Foot, n.
Underground (adv.) Beneath the surface of the earth.
Underhand (adv.) By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly.
Underhand (adv.) In an underhand manner; -- said of pitching or bowling.
Underhandedly (adv.) In an underhand manner.
Underneath (adv.) Beneath; below; in a lower place; under; as, a channel underneath the soil.
Understandingly (adv.) In an understanding manner; intelligibly; with full knowledge or comprehension; intelligently; as, to vote upon a question understandingly; to act or judge understandingly.
Undirectly (adv.) Indirectly.
Undistinctly (adv.) Indistinctly.
Unduly (adv.) In an undue manner.
Uneasity (adv.) In an easy manner.
Uneath (adv.) Not easily; hardly; scarcely.
Unempirically (adv.) Not empirically; without experiment or experience.
Unequally (adv.) In an unequal manner.
Unerringly (adv.) In an unerring manner.
Unessentially (adv.) In an unessential manner.
Ubeth (adv.) Alt. of Unethes
Unethes (adv.) With difficulty; scarcely. See Uneath.
Unexpertly (adv.) In an unexpert manner.
Ungainly (adv.) In an ungainly manner.
Ungenerously (adv.) In an ungenerous manner.
Unguestlike (adv.) In a manner not becoming to a guest.
Uniaxially (adv.) In a uniaxial manner.
Uniformly (adv.) In a uniform manner; without variation or diversity; by a regular, constant, or common ratio of change; with even tenor; as, a temper uniformly mild.
Unitedly (adv.) In an united manner.
Unitively (adv.) In a unitive manner.
Universally (adv.) In a universal manner; without exception; as, God's laws are universally binding on his creatures.
Univocally (adv.) In a univocal manner; in one term; in one sense; not equivocally.
Unlikely (adv.) In an unlikely manner.
Unluckily (adv.) In an unlucky manner.
Unmannerly (adv.) Uncivilly; rudely.
Unmovably (adv.) Immovably.
Unneighborly (adv.) Not in a neighborly manner.
Unnethe (adv.) Alt. of Unnethes
Unnethes (adv.) With difficulty. See Uneath.
Unnobly (adv.) Ignobly.
Unoften (adv.) Not often.
Unoriginately (adv.) Without origin.
Unperishably (adv.) Imperishably.
Unprobably (adv.) Improbably.
Unprobably (adv.) In a manner not to be approved of; improperly.
Unreally (adv.) In an unreal manner; ideally.
Unreverently (adv.) Irreverently.
Unseemly (adv.) In an unseemly manner.
Unseldom (adv.) Not seldom; frequently.
Unsoft (adv.) Not softly.
Unsymmetrically (adv.) Not symmetrically.
Untangibly (adv.) Intangibly.
Untemperately (adv.) Intemperately.
Unthriftfully (adv.) Not thriftily.
Unthriftily (adv.) Not thriftily.
Unthriftily (adv.) Improperly; unbecomingly.
Untimely (adv.) Out of the natural or usual time; inopportunely; prematurely; unseasonably.
Untimeously (adv.) Untimely; unseasonably.
Untrue (adv.) Untruly.
Unvisibly (adv.) Invisibly.
Unwares (adv.) Unawares; unexpectedly; -- sometimes preceded by at.
Unwarily (adv.) In an unwary manner.
Unwisely (adv.) In an unwise manner; foolishly.
Up (adv.) Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of down.
Up (adv.) From a lower to a higher position, literally or figuratively; as, from a recumbent or sitting position; from the mouth, toward the source, of a river; from a dependent or inferior condition; from concealment; from younger age; from a quiet state, or the like; -- used with verbs of motion expressed or implied.
Up (adv.) In a higher place or position, literally or figuratively; in the state of having arisen; in an upright, or nearly upright, position; standing; mounted on a horse; in a condition of elevation, prominence, advance, proficiency, excitement, insurrection, or the like; -- used with verbs of rest, situation, condition, and the like; as, to be up on a hill; the lid of the box was up; prices are up.
Up (adv.) To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, or the like; -- usually followed by to or with; as, to be up to the chin in water; to come up with one's companions; to come up with the enemy; to live up to engagements.
Up (adv.) To or in a state of completion; completely; wholly; quite; as, in the phrases to eat up; to drink up; to burn up; to sum up; etc.; to shut up the eyes or the mouth; to sew up a rent.
Up (adv.) Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.
Upcountry (adv.) In an upcountry direction; as, to live upcountry.
Uphill (adv.) Upwards on, or as on, a hillside; as, to walk uphill.
Uprighteously (adv.) In an upright or just manner.
Uprightly (adv.) In an upright manner.
Upsidown (adv.) See Upsodown.
Upsodown (adv.) Upside down.
Upstairs (adv.) Up the stairs; in or toward an upper story.
Upstream (adv.) Toward the higher part of a stream; against the current.
Upstreet (adv.) Toward the higher part of a street; as, to walk upstreet.
Upsyturvy (adv.) Upside down; topsy-turvy.
Uptown (adv.) To or in the upper part of a town; as, to go uptown.
Upward (adv.) Alt. of Upwards
Upwards (adv.) In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; -- opposed to downward; as, to tend or roll upward.
Upwards (adv.) In the upper parts; above.
Upwards (adv.) Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
Urgently (adv.) In an urgent manner.
Usefully (adv.) In a useful manner.
Usurpingly (adv.) In a usurping manner.
Utterly (adv.) In an utter manner; to the full extent; fully; totally; as, utterly ruined; it is utterly vain.
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