Definition of -ly suffix from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    -ly

     suffix
    suffix
    NAmE//li//
     
     
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  1. 1(in adverbs) in the way mentioned happily stupidly
  2. 2(in adjectives) having the qualities of cowardly scholarly
  3. 3(in adjectives and adverbs) at intervals of hourly daily
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: -ly