Adverbs That Start With E

Adverbs are the friend to the verb. They like to spice up a verb, taking things from "announced" to "emphatically announced." Adverbs can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. Below, you'll find an efficiently long list of adverbs that start with E. After that, we'll further discuss the role of the adverb and enjoy a few sample sentences.

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50 Adverbs Starting With E

Here's our list of 50 of the most common E-adverbs. Beside each adverb, there's a simple definition and a few synonyms where appropriate:

Adverb

Definition

Synonym

eagerly

in an impatient manner

anxiously, impatiently, excitedly

earnestly

putting forth genuine effort

seriously, sincerely, enthusiastically

easily

without a doubt or without trying too hard

effortlessly, handily, indubitably

eastward

toward the east

eastbound

eerily

something done in a creepy or unnatural way

strangely, bizarrely, mysteriously

effectively

for all practical purposes

adequately, completely, productively

efficiently

doing something with minimal effort

easily, comfortably, effortlessly

effortlessly

without difficulty or struggle

conveniently, freely, handily

either

likewise; also

electronically

by means of electronic equipment

digitally, mechanically

elegantly

in a graceful or smooth style

delicately, graciously, smoothly

eloquently

something done in an articulate manner

ardently, fervently, vividly

else

in a different way, place, or time

elsewhere

elsewhere

in another place

abroad, away, somewhere

eminently

to a great degree

notably, highly, exceptionally

emotionally

in a manner that exhibits strong feeling

passionately, excitedly, intensely

emphatically

with emphasis

definitely, absolutely, assuredly

endlessly

continuously, without limit

indefinitely, ceaselessly, perpetually

enormously

to a great degree

extremely, immeasurably, markedly

enough

having done something adequately or sufficiently

adequately, amply, competently

enthusiastically

in a manner that displays great excitement

eagerly, ardently, heartily

entirely

wholly; completely

exclusively, reservedly, solely

environmentally

in a manner that affects the natural world around you

ecologically, sustainably

equally

in a uniform manner

evenly, equitably, justly

ergonomically

in a manner that promotes comfort

comfortably, fittingly, appropriately

erroneously

in an incorrect manner

mistakenly, falsely, erringly

especially

to a great extent

exceptionally, particularly, notably

essentially

emphasizing the basic nature of a person, thing, or situation

basically, fundamentally, substantially

eternally

endlessly; forever

endlessly, continually, perpetually

ethically

in a manner that conforms to standards of conduct

properly, decently, righteously

even

to a more extreme degree

still, yet

evenly

so as to make flat

smoothly, regularly, uniformly

eventually

at an undetermined time in the future

finally, ultimately

ever

always, at all times, in any way or time

eternally, perpetually

everywhere

in all places

boundlessly, extensively, ubiquitously

evidently

apparently; clearly

apparently, obviously, ostensibly

exactly

done accurately and correctly

absolutely, accurately, specifically

exceedingly

to an advanced or unusual degree

enormously, exceptionally, extremely

excellently

in a manner that demonstrates superior quality

magnificently, splendidly, famously

exceptionally

to a remarkable degree

unusually, abnormally, particularly

excessively

to a degree that goes beyond what's normal

extravagantly, extremely, unreasonably

excitedly

in a manner that has enthusiasm

agitatedly, breathlessly, furiously

exclusively

to the point where you're willing to leave someone or something out

particularly, only, solely

expertly

in a skillful manner

neatly, accurately, efficiently

explicitly

something made abundantly clear

particularly, especially, principally

expressly

in a very clear way

clearly, definitely, explicitly

exquisitely

in a beautiful and delicate manner

perfectly, admirably, impeccably

extensively

to a large and detailed degree

widely, broadly, largely

extraordinarily

in a remarkable way

remarkably, exceptionally, extremely

extremely

to a great degree

conspicuously, especially, intensely

What Exactly Is an Adverb?

Did you catch the adverb in the heading? We could've written, "What Is an Adverb?" and left "exactly" out of it. But, from time to time, it's nice to add a little modification to our linking verbs.

It's also important to note that adverbs don't just stand alongside verbs. They can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. A great way to spot adverbs is to look for words that end in -ly. Examples from the above list include "elegantly" and "eloquently."

We can get a little more specific than simply saying adverbs add intensity or emphasis to other words. Let's take a closer look at what, exactly, they aim to do:

  • Adverbs Tell How It Happened: Adverbs like "expertly" describe how something was done.
  • Adverbs Tell Where It Happened: Adverbs like "everywhere" describe the location of where something happened.
  • Adverbs Tell When It Happened: Adverbs like "early" describe when something took place.
  • Adverbs Tell the Extent of an Action: Adverbs like "enough" describe the extent to which something did or did not happen.

For more on how adverbs work to intensify the meaning behind other words, check out these Examples of Adverbs.

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10 Example Sentences

Ready to watch 10 of the above adverbs easily pop into sentence form? Here goes:

  1. He eagerly awaited her arrival.
  2. The ghost smiled eerily at the little girl.
  3. She effectively conveyed her message at the conference.
  4. Emilia effortlessly portrayed the role.
  5. She was not emotionally attached to the locket.
  6. Daniel was enormously proud of his son.
  7. The puppy hopped enthusiastically across the lawn.
  8. The exchange student performed exceptionally well in the spelling bee.
  9. He is extraordinarily talented at basket weaving.
  10. The train moved extremely fast through the Swiss Alps.

Emphatic Adverbs

Not too bad for the vowel E, right? With a smattering of adverbs in your writing, you can bulk up your verbs nicely. Just be careful to do just that: smatter them. If you add too many -ly words to your prose, it may end up sounding a bit bulky. Whenever you can go with a strong verb in lieu of an adverb plus a verb, opt for the strong verb. Otherwise, "eagerly" and "endlessly" adding a few adverbs to your writing won't hurt a thing.