Adverbs That Start With F

Adverbs provide greater description to verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. You can usually spot them by their -ly ending, although they don't have to end in -ly. Fabulously is an adverb in the same way that far is an adverb. Without further ado, let's fervently dive into 50 of the most popular adverbs that start F.

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50 Adverbs Starting With F

Here's a list of 50 of the most common F-adverbs. Beside them is a short and sweet definition, as well as a sampling of synonyms:

Adverb

Definition

Synonym

fabulously

in an astounding way

incredibly, especially, astonishingly

faintly

slightly, weakly, or barely there

hardly, delicately, moderately

fairly

something that is done justly

equitably, favorably, impartially

faithfully

in a loyal manner

loyally, devotedly, truly

falsely

in a deceitful manner

deceitfully, maliciously, traitorously

famously

in a manner that has become well known

admirably, incomparably, sensationally

fantastically

in an incredible manner

amazingly, curiously, uniquely

far

a long way away in time or space

considerably, significantly, somewhat

farther

a greater physical distance

further, beyond, longer

fast

at high speed

speedily, quickly, rapidly

fatally

so as to cause death

hopelessly, murderously mortally

favorably

in a kind manner

kindly, genially, enthusiastically

federally

by means of the national government

governmentally, nationally

fiercely

in a cruel or menacing manner

violently, menacingly, angrily

figuratively

used to indicate a departure from the literal use of words

metaphorically, allegorically, symbolically

finally

at last, in conclusion, or at the end

decisively, eventually, lastly

financially

of or referring to money

economically, monetarily, fiscally

finely

in a splendid manner

nicely, admirably, perfectly

firmly

in a definitive or strong manner

immovably, rigidly, thoroughly

firsthand

experienced personally, or straight from the source

directly, primarily

firstly

to begin with

immediately, primarily

fittingly

in an expected manner

appropriately, accordingly, properly

flawlessly

action completed with no mistakes or faults

perfectly, admirably, supremely

flexibly

in a manner that can be changed

pliably, malleably, limberly

fluently

with an ability to express oneself easily and articulately

conversationally

fondly

something done with love or affection

lovingly, admirably, affectionately

foolishly

without good judgment

mistakenly, stupidly, unwisely

forcefully

in a vigorous or powerful manner

vigorously, strenuously, forcibly

forcibly

against one's will

coercively, powerfully, strongly

forever

an endless amount of time

always, ceaselessly, continually

formally

done in a socially-accepted, official or orderly way

officially, properly, befittingly

formerly

previously in time or order

already, earlier, lately

forth

forward, beyond, or out of hiding

abroad, away, onward

forthwith

at once; immediately

directly, immediately, instantly

fortnightly

once every two weeks

bi-weekly

fortunately

happening due to good luck

auspiciously, favorably, successfully

forward

onward, so as to make progress

ahead, along, onward

frankly

in an honest and straightforward manner

honestly, candidly, bluntly

frantically

being done in a wild or frenzied way

desperately, excitedly, uncontrollably

fraudulently

in a deceitful manner

criminally, deceitfully, duplicitously

freely

without restriction

abundantly, bounteously, copiously

frequently

something that occurs often

commonly, repeatedly, intermittently

freshly

something that was done recently, just now

newly, lately, recently

fully

to the full amount; completely

abundantly, amply, sufficiently

functionally

in a way that relates to the purpose or use of something

suitably, practically, handily

fundamentally

to the very core of the matter

basically, centrally

furiously

in an angry manner

angrily, fiercely, savagely

further

something that is additional or more in degree

additionally, again, also

furthermore

in addition to or besides

additionally, moreover, along

furthest

to the greatest extent or degree

distantly, extremely, ultimately


For even more adverbs to add to your lexicon, check out this List of 100 Adverbs!

What Is An Adverb?

It's the job of the adverb to provide a little more information. And, although they typically work alongside verbs, they're not strictly tied to them. They can also modify adjectives and other adverbs. Examples from the above list include "favorably" and "furiously."

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, fundamentally, they aim to do:

  • Adverbs Tell How It Happened: Adverbs like "firmly" describe how something was done.
  • Adverbs Tell Where It Happened: Adverbs like "federally" describe the location of where something happened.
  • Adverbs Tell When It Happened: Adverbs like "first" describe when something took place.
  • Adverbs Tell the Extent of an Action: Adverbs like "further" 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

Let's look at 10 of the above adverbs hard at work in sentence form:

  1. You and I will get along fabulously.
  2. The scent of cinnamon faintly wafted across the air.
  3. That little dog faithfully followed his owner everywhere.
  4. Doyle fiercely defended Riley to the end.
  5. Justin firmly held onto the glass treasure.
  6. He competed flawlessly in the spelling bee.
  7. He fortunately missed the boat.
  8. You are fundamentally wrong in your surmisings.
  9. The dog furiously barked at the intruder.

Flexibly Use Your Adverbs

Be flexible when it comes to your adverb use. You never want to use too many of them at once. It'll bog down your writing. If, however, you'd like to fittingly sprinkle them into your prose, then join us on our alphabetical journey through adverbs. We started with Adverbs That Start With A and will continue all the way down the line. We hope to see you out there!

Adverbs That Start With F