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19answers
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What is the “thirsty” equivalent of “ravenously”?

When you eat something very hungrily, you can use the adverb "ravenously" to describe it. But when you drink something very fast in a similar way to quench your thirst, what adverb can you use to ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Adverb for “friendly” [duplicate]

Some adjectives already end in -ly, e.g. friendly, lovely, silly, lonely. How do I form the corresponding adverb? For example: Sara is a friendly girl. She talks to me [adverb corresponding to ...
2
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4answers
125 views

Proper English for “started shooting anywhere” [closed]

What's the proper word to describe someone shooting anywhere around in order to kill as many as possible: The terrorists entered the room and started shooting ________, 5 were killed, 1 injured.
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1answer
1k views

What's it called when you switch the order of two words around?

What's it called when you switch the order of two words around, completely changing their meaning? For example, simply childish becomes childishly simple. Or wonderfully sarcastic becomes ...
0
votes
1answer
773 views

Word to describe things that run after each other [closed]

Is there a word to describe tasks that need to "run one after the other"? My current choice is sequentially, but feel there is a better word.
2
votes
2answers
169 views

Single word for “working without details” [closed]

I'm looking for one word that expresses lack of information, lack of knowledge and lack of guidance. The word is an adverb. It could be used in a sentence like so: He was working on a project ...
3
votes
8answers
867 views

What is the opposite of using something judiciously?

I want to tell a colleague to use a particular file wherever possible. Basically the opposite of using it judiciously. I ended up saying "use the file at will" — but it got me wondering if there ...
4
votes
5answers
468 views

Which adverb implies supreme confidence, falling just shy of arrogance?

When he participated in debates and round table discussions, Christopher Hitchens spoke with supreme confidence. I'd like to replace with supreme confidence with an adverb that implies supreme ...
3
votes
3answers
200 views

A word that describes a core feature involved?

I have made an application which is mostly programmed in PHP, but have also used some other languages. Now I want to describe that I have made a program that is "corely" programmed in PHP, but still ...
2
votes
2answers
329 views

'Yet' is to 'already' as what is to 'eventually'? Could 'never' do?

I don't know if my title serves well in expressing what I am actually trying to ask, so maybe an example will do better: I have done it already. <-> I have not done it yet. I waited ...
3
votes
3answers
497 views

Adverb of “English” [closed]

Dictionary.com defines Englishly as in the manner or style of the English people. Is there an adverb for the word English in the sense of English language? Is there one word for saying in English?
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votes
3answers
205 views

Different way of writing “attackable” and “repairable” [closed]

In programming, we say an object is capable of doing something. For example, an object may be drivable or repairable. This lets us know what actions the different parts of a computer program are ...
2
votes
5answers
756 views

Adjective or adverb describing promotion of self or group one belongs to

Is there an adjective or adverb depicting self-promotion (or promotion of a group one belongs to)? I am thinking of something that has a somewhat negative connotation, in the spirit of phrases ...
5
votes
1answer
502 views

Is there a word for a verb which requires an adverb or prep. phrase in order to make sense?

Put is the one I'm thinking of. It is always transitive, but even with a direct object, it still makes no sense without an adverb or prepositional phrase. I put it somewhere. I put it on the ...
6
votes
3answers
318 views

Term meaning 'with written words'

In the same way that verbally means with spoken words, I'm looking for a term that means with written words. Is there such a word?
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Alternative to “separately from”?

I want to say something like: The system stores the crazygonuts data separately from the data feed. I think this is wrong (maybe I am wrong in that), but I'm not sure exactly why. One ...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Adverb to describe one's career?

I am writing a document where I need to describe a decision I'm making that is beneficial both to my finances and to furthering my career. I'm more partial to using two -ly adverbs to match the rhythm ...
6
votes
2answers
214 views

Is “case-sensitively” a word?

A colleague just asked about comparing values "case sensitively". I see those words together on technical sites, but nowhere else. I myself see no problem with the phrase, though it sounds a bit ...
3
votes
3answers
466 views

What word can I say if I want to give approximate number?

What to say if I want to tell approximate number of something. What should I say? E.g. I have (around/ about/ some) 5 books. Is there a rule for number approximation?
3
votes
2answers
344 views

Is “dissatisfactorily” the correct adverb for not satisfying?

I want to express something like this: She had asked him why he had done it, but he had replied dissatisfactorily; he said that he didn't know. I also thought, maybe "dissatisfyingly?" I'd like ...