A negative adverb is used to create a negative meaning without using words like no, not, neither, nor, or never.
Negative adverbs include barely, hardly, little, nowhere, rarely, scarcely, and seldom.
Example: He seldom reads anymore.
Example: He hardly talks since the stroke.
Just as not all plurals are made by adding s to a word, not all negatives are made by adding un- as a prefix.
There are many other ways to create negatives. Table 2.20 presents a list of common negative formation techniques.