Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By way of or as an adjective: as, a noun or participle adjectivally used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb As, or in the manner of, an adjective; adjectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb As, or in the manner of, an adjective.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb as an adjective; in an adjectival manner

Etymologies

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adjectival +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The place was packed; Tony Woodcock, the new president of the New England Conservatory (a concert co-sponsor, with the BSO and the Celebrity Series), gave an effusive introduction with a record-high incidence of the adjectivally-modifying "absolutely".

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Luc Sante, the NYRB and Rigney translated, allowed, and recoiled at the word preventative used adjectivally in Novels in Three Lines after which they embarked on a book tour, made back their initial investment, and threw up a previously delicious croque-monsieur.

    A Different Stripe:

  • Luc Sante, the NYRB and Rigney translated, allowed, and recoiled at the word preventative used adjectivally in Novels in Three Lines after which they embarked on a book tour, made back their initial investment, and threw up a previously delicious croque-monsieur.

    A reader-submitted novel in three lines

  • The place was packed; Tony Woodcock, the new president of the New England Conservatory (a concert co-sponsor, with the BSO and the Celebrity Series), gave an effusive introduction with a record-high incidence of the adjectivally-modifying "absolutely".

    Boston Latin

  • Work in progress is “dread” used adjectivally, as in “the dread manuscript.”

    Poison Pen

  • Political correctness adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC is a term used to describe language, ideas, policies, or behavior seen as seeking to minimize offense to gender, racial, cultural, disabled, aged or other identity groups.

    Quote of the Day, 2008-06-11 « Lean Left

  • Work in progress is “dread” used adjectivally, as in “the dread manuscript.”

    Poison Pen

  • Work in progress is “dread” used adjectivally, as in “the dread manuscript.”

    Poison Pen

  • “Nahs,” a word of many meanings; a sinister aspect of the stars (as in Hebr. end Aram.) or, adjectivally, sinister, of ill-omen.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It works well adjectivally, too: "Are you enviro-nuts?" accompanied by raised eyebrows is worth a thousand IPCC reports.

    Archive 2007-02-01

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