Near rhymes dictionary


List of near rhymes for the word: early


Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
barelybarelyonly a very short time before; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
barleybarleya grain of barley
burlyburlymuscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
clearlyclearlywithout doubt or question; "they were clearly lost"; "history has clearly shown the folly of that policy"
curlewcurlewlarge migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
curlycurly(of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair"
dearlydearlyat a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear"
dourlydourlyin a sullen manner; "he sat in his chair dourly"
earlyearlyat or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
fairlyfairlyto a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
furloughfurlougha temporary leave of absence from military duty
gnarlygnarlyused of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
HarlowHarlowUnited States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937)
hourlyhourlyoccurring every hour or payable by the hour; "hourly chimes"; "hourly pay"
MarleyMarleyJamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)
marlymarlyof or relating to or resembling or abounding in marl
merelymerelyand nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
MorleyMorleyUnited States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
nearlynearly(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"
OrlyOrlya southeastern suburb of Paris; site of an international airport serving Paris
parlayparlaya series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
parleyparleya negotiation between enemies
pearlypearlyinformal terms for a human `tooth'
poorlypoorlysomewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work"
purelypurelyrestricted to something; "we talked strictly business"
purloopurloothick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.
rarelyrarelynot often; "we rarely met"
relyrelyhave confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
snarlysnarlytangled in knots or snarls; "a mass of knotted string"; "snarled thread"
sorelysorelyto a great degree; "I missed him sorely"; "we were sorely taxed to keep up with them"
sourlysourlyin a sour manner; "he complained sourly that the new rules only benefitted the managers"
sparelysparelyin a spare manner; "William held me longest with his recent bronzes sparely arranged at Waddington's galleries"
squarelysquarelywith firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"
surelysurelydefinitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely'); "the results are surely encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come"
surlysurlyinclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"
yearlyyearlya reference book that is published regularly once every year

Rhymes with 3 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
austerelyausterelyin an austere fashion; "the church was austerely simple"
beggarlybeggarly(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
bitterlybitterlywith bitterness, in a resentful manner; "she complained bitterly"
biyearlybiyearlyoccurring or payable twice each year
brotherlybrotherlylike or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties"
butcherlybutcherlyaccompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war"
cleverlycleverlyin a clever manner; "they were cleverly arranged"; "a smartly managed business"
daughterlydaughterlybefitting a daughter; "daughterly affection"
demurelydemurelyin a demure manner; "the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her"
eagerlyeagerlywith eagerness; in an eager manner; "the news was eagerly awaited"
easterlyeasterlya wind from the east
elderlyelderlypeople who are old collectively; "special arrangements were available for the aged"
entirelyentirelyto a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"
fatherlyfatherlylike or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective
formerlyformerlyat a previous time; "at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";
gingerlygingerlywith extreme care or delicacy; "they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones"; "the issue was handled only in a gingerly way"- W.S.White
half-hourlyhalf-hourlyoccurring ever half hour
KimberleyKimberleycity in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing
latterlylatterlyin the recent past; "he was in Paris recently"; "lately the rules have been enforced"; "as late as yesterday she was fine"; "feeling better of late"; "the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also"
leisurelyleisurelynot hurried or forced; "an easy walk around the block"; "at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace"
linearlylinearlyin a linear manner; "linearly polarized radiation"; "it grew linearly"
loverlyloverlylike or in the manner of a lover
lubberlylubberlyinexperienced in seamanship; "of all landlubbers the most lubberly"
mannerlymannerlysocially correct in behavior
MarloweMarlowetough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
masterlymasterlyhaving or revealing supreme mastery or skill; "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"
maturelymaturelyin a mature manner; "she acts very maturely for her age"
meagerlymeagerlydeficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"
meagrelymeagrelyto a meager degree or in a meager manner; "these voices are meagerly represented at the conference"; "the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources"
miserlymiserly(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
motherlymotherlybefitting a mother; warm and nurturing
neighborlyneighborlyexhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
neighbourlyneighbourlyexhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
northerlynortherlya wind that blows from the north
obscurelyobscurelyin an obscure manner; "this work is obscurely written"
orderlyorderlya male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
overlayoverlaya layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
overlayoverliea layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
overlieoverliekill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets"
overlyoverlyto a degree exceeding normal or proper limits; "too big"
painterlypainterlyhaving qualities unique to the art of painting
properlyproperlyin the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
purlieupurlieuan outer adjacent area of any place
quarterlyquarterlya periodical that is published every quarter (or four issues per year)
queerlyqueerlyin a questionably unusual manner; "this money had been queerly come by"
scholarlyscholarlycharacteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude"
securelysecurelyin a secure manner; in a manner free from danger; "she held the child securely"
severelyseverelyto a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
sincerelysincerelywritten formula for ending a letter
sisterlysisterlylike or characteristic of or befitting a sister; "sisterly kindness"; "sororal concern"
slenderlyslenderlyto a meager degree or in a meager manner; "these voices are meagerly represented at the conference"; "the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources"
soberlysoberlyin a grave and sober manner; "he walked soberly toward the altar"
somberlysomberlyin a somber manner; "`That's sure bad news,' said Dowd, somberly"
sombrelysombrelyin a somber manner; "`That's sure bad news,' said Dowd, somberly"
southerlysoutherlya wind from the south
tenderlytenderlywith tenderness; in a tender manner; "tenderly she placed her arms round him"
unclearlyunclearlyin a manner that is unclear
underlayunderlaya pad placed under a carpet
underlayunderliea pad placed under a carpet
underlieunderliebe or form the base for
unfairlyunfairlyin an unfair manner; "they dealt with him unfairly"; "their accusations hit below the belt"
utterlyutterlycompletely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"
vulgarlyvulgarlyin a smutty manner
waterloowaterloothe battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
WeatherlyWeatherly(of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled
westerlywesterlythe winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth
WycherleyWycherleyEnglish playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)

Rhymes with 4 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
circularlycircularlyin a circular manner
disorderlydisorderlyundisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
half-yearlyhalf-yearlyoccurring or payable twice each year
immaturelyimmaturelyin an immature manner; "his teenage son still behaves very immaturely"
improperlyimproperlyin an improper way; "he checked whether the wound had healed improperly"
insecurelyinsecurelyin a manner involving risk; "our positions here at the university are rather insecurely supported by grant money"
insincerelyinsincerelywithout sincerity; "she congratulated him somewhat insincerely"
landlubberlylandlubberlyinexperienced in seamanship; "of all landlubbers the most lubberly"
northeasterlynortheasterlysituated in or oriented toward the northeast; "the northeasterly part of the island"
northwesterlynorthwesterlysituated in or oriented toward the northwest
popularlypopularlyamong the people; "this topic was popularly discussed"
prematurelyprematurelytoo soon; in a premature manner; "I spoke prematurely"
regularlyregularlyin a regular manner; "letters arrived regularly from his children"
similarlysimilarlyin like or similar manner; "He was similarly affected"; "some people have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil"- Samuel Johnson
singularlysingularlyin a singular manner or to a singular degree; "Lord T. was considered singularly licentious even for the courts of Russia and Portugal; he acquired three wives and fourteen children during his Portuguese embassy alone"
soldierlysoldierly(of persons) befitting a warrior; "a military bearing"
southeasterlysoutheasterlysituated in or oriented toward the southeast
southwesterlysouthwesterlysituated in or oriented toward the southwest
unmannerlyunmannerlysocially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
unneighborlyunneighborlynot exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
unneighbourlyunneighbourlynot exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
unscholarlyunscholarlynot scholarly

Rhymes with 5 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
anteriorlyanteriorlyin an anterior direction
cavalierlycavalierlyin a proud and domineering manner; "he treated his staff cavalierly"
familiarlyfamiliarlyin an intimately familiar manner; "Sid, as he was familiarly known by his friends, was one of the most respected and devoted members of the socialist minority group"
irregularlyirregularlyin an irregular manner; "the stomach mucosa was irregularly blackened"
particularlyparticularlyto a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common; "he was particularly fussy about spelling"; "a particularly gruesome attack"; "under peculiarly tragic circumstances"; "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"
peculiarlypeculiarlyin a manner differing from the usual or expected; "had a curiously husky voice"; "he's behaving rather peculiarly"
spectacularlyspectacularlyin a spectacular manner; "the area was spectacularly scenic"
ulteriorlyulteriorlyin an ulterior manner
unsoldierlyunsoldierlynot conforming to military standards; "unsoldierly posture"

Rhymes with 6 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
intramuscularlyintramuscularlyin an intramuscular way; "administer the drug intramuscularly"
perpendicularlyperpendicularlyin a perpendicular manner; "this red line runs perpendicularly to the green line"

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