Adjectives which don’t convert into adverbs…





Here is an extensive, if not definitive, list of adjectives that end in -ly, which can not be converted into adverbs – you have to find a ‘linguistic work round’.

elderly
friendly
likely
lovely
unlikely
silly
leisurely
miserly
quarterly
stately
unsightly
woolly
ugly
costly
curly
deadly
unfriendly
bodily
manly
northerly
scholarly
surly
untimely
holy
chilly
cowardly
disorderly
easterly
ghastly
grisly
measly
oily
smelly
timely
westerly
lively
ghostly
heavenly
hilly
homely
jolly
kindly
melancholy
orderly
southerly
unruly
wobbly
lonely