English Learner Article Adjectives that look like adverbs

Summary: A list of English adjectives that look like adverbs

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Here is a list of adjectives that end in -ly and sometimes get mistaken for adverbs:

  • Beastly
  • Brotherly
  • Comely
  • Costly
  • Cowardly
  • Daily (Can also be an adverb)
  • Deadly
  • Elderly
  • Fatherly
  • Fortnightly (Can also be an adverb)
  • Friendly
  • Gentlemanly
  • Gentlewomanly
  • Ghastly
  • Ghostly
  • Godly
  • Goodly
  • Holy
  • Homely
  • Humanly
  • Kingly
  • Leisurely
  • Likely
  • Lively
  • Lonely
  • Lovely
  • Lowly
  • Maidenly
  • Manly
  • Masterly
  • Matronly
  • Miserly
  • Monthly (Can also be an adverb)
  • Motherly
  • Nightly
  • Painterly
  • Priestly
  • Princely
  • Saintly
  • Scholarly
  • Shapely
  • Silly
  • Sisterly
  • Timely
  • Ugly
  • Ungainly
  • Unruly
  • Unsightly
  • Unseemly
  • Unworldly
  • Weekly (Can also be an adverb)
  • Womanly
  • Worldly
  • Yearly (Can also be an adverb)
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