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What is the opposite of an adverb?


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2014-07-11 14:16:06
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Adverb does not actually have an antonym, but it might be an adjective: an adjective only modifies nouns and pronouns; an adverb modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb.


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opposite is an adjective

The opposite of the adverb bitterly is sweetly.The word sweetly is also an adverb.

No, it is an adjective, the opposite of definite. The adverb form is indefinitely.

The opposite of the adverb firmly (securely) is loosely.*When used to mean forcefully or determinedly (e.g. firmly stated), the opposite could be gently, weakly, or waveringly.

No, it is not an adverb. The word violate is a noun (the opposite word, inviolate, is an adjective , as is violated).

The opposite of the adverb separately would be together, jointly, mutually, or cooperatively.

Seldom, rarely, infrequently

The opposite of carefully is carelessly.Both carefully and carelessly are adverbs.

The word early can be an adjective or an adverb. The opposite of both is the word late.

"Often" and "frequently" are antonyms of "rarely".

The opposite would be believably or credibly. However, the adverb is often used to mean unexpectedly, where the opposite would be obviously or as expected.

The opposite of neatly is messily.Another opposite is ineffectively.Clumsily can also be an opposite of neatly.Neatly, messily, ineffectively and clumsily are all adverbs.

The direct opposite is the adverb discontentedly. Other possibilities: agitatedly, disgruntledly, uneasily, unhappily.

The opposite of somewhere (unspecified location) could be nowhere, or it could be here (opposite of (somewhere else or there), or even there. (a specified location).

No. Always is an adverb of frequency (time), generally the opposite of never.

One is "never," and another is "immediately and another is "on a dime."

An adjective is a word that describes a noun... So the opposite of that would be a word that doesn't describe a noun... But seriously, perhaps what you are looking for is the adverb, which is a word that describes a verb. Same concept as an adjective, but very different direction. Actually, an adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

The opposite of since may be before or until(either can mark an endpoint of a past activity). The difference is that before can be a standalone adverb.

'Generous' is an adjective and the opposite is 'miserly', which is also an adjective even though it ends in 'ly like many adverbs.

Yes, the word 'opposite' is a noun, an adjective, an adverb, and a preposition.The noun 'opposite' is a singular, common, abstract noun; a word for someone or something that is completely different from someone or something else; a word for a concept.Examples:He believes that the plan will work, but I believe the opposite. (noun)The suspect fled in the opposite direction when he saw the police car. (adjective)They live opposite to the post office on Elm Street. (adverb)She took the position opposite Sam in the debate. (preposition)

You can't have an opposite to an object (a noun). You might as well ask what's the opposite of car. The word for which you need an opposite needs to be an adjective or adverb, like windy or slowly. Then we can come up with some opposites.

The noun opposite is a singular, common, abstract noun; a word for something that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else. The word opposite is also an adjective, an adverb, and a preposition.

Out is the opposite of in and can be a preposition (out the window, out the door), but it is often an adverb, and can also be a noun.

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