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English definition of “-ly”

-ly

suffix (ADVERB)    /-li/
in the stated way: quickly carefully angrily loudly when considered in the stated way: Personally (= in my opinion), I don't think animals should be killed for their fur. This is an environmentally (= in relation to the environment) disastrous proposal.Thinking and contemplating regularly after the stated period of time: a weekly/monthly meetingFrequency and regularity - general words
(Definition of -ly suffix (ADVERB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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