-ly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “-ly” in the English Dictionary

"-ly" in British English

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uk   us   /-li/

-ly suffix (ADVERB)

in the ​stated way: quickly carefully angrily loudly when ​considered in the ​stated way: Personally (= in my ​opinion), I don't ​thinkanimals should be ​killed for ​theirfur. This is an ​environmentally (= in ​relation to the ​environment)disastrousproposal. regularly after the ​statedperiod of ​time: a ​weekly/​monthlymeeting

-ly suffix (ADJECTIVE)

like the ​statedperson or thing: fatherlyadvice priestlyduties cowardlybehaviour used for ​indicating one of a ​series of ​events that ​happen with the ​statedregularperiod of ​time between each: a ​dailyshower a ​weeklymeeting a ​yearlycheck-up
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