Muchly

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Because much functions as an adverb (in addition to being a noun and an adjective), the adverbial suffix –ly adds nothing, and muchly is a superfluous word. It was common several centuries ago, but in modern English much has taken over all of muchly‘s territory, and muchly now has an archaic and sometimes humorous ring.

9 thoughts on “Muchly”

  1. You’re wrong that it’s superfluous even if they are synonymous. You can say for instance ‘thanking you muchly’ but ‘thanking you much’ makes no sense.

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  2. “Thanks Muchly!” is commonly used in Australia. Although I have never heard of it being used much outside of this context :D

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  3. I have used the word, Muchly, in a sentence. For instance; The Iced tea was muchly appreciated. In the sentence it makes for good grammar. ;)

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