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.

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  • 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


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adjectival +‎ -ly


  • 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

  • “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

  • 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

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

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Decades and centuries are written out ( "sixteenth century") and require a hyphen when used adjectivally ( "sixteenth-century art").

    Style Guide

  • = > ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE GLOSSARY AND TEXTUAL APPENDIX adj. adjective, adjectival, adjectivally adv. adverb, adverbial, adverbially

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • The Americans, however, use "Filipino" both substantively and adjectivally.

    The Philippine Islands

  • The ugly words racial and coastal themselves might well be avoided except in the rare cases where race and coast used adjectivally will not do the work (they would in the present instances); and they should not be made precedents for new formations.



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