Today's word is:
Actually, I don't think its possible to eliminate all "ly" adverbs from our writing.
However, we can use ones that are not so common. Some of these come in through the back door, so to speak. Which word you choose all depends on the context in which you use it.
Personally, (ah hem) I've long been rather fond of indubitably. I like how it sort of skips over my teeth and tongue and tumbles out my lips as if it's about to fall flat on it's face.
Here are your alternatives.
absolutely, accurately, admittedly, almost, as a matter of fact
essentially, exactly, existing
immanently, importantly, in (all) actuality, in effect, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, in truth, indeed, indisputably, indubitably
physically, positively, practically, precisely
real, realistically, really, right
sharp, significantly, simply, smack-dab, squarely, substantially
tangibly, to be sure, truly
verily, veritable, virtually
"Actually, my dear, I don't give a damn."
"Verily, my dear, I don't give a damn."
"Realistically, my dear, I don't give a damn."
"Admittedly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
None of these work. But this one does.
Got an over used word? Let me know. If it's not already on my list, I'll add it and will *eventually* get around to finding the alternatives.