What's the adverb for the word half-assed?

I thought it was


but it seems like it might not be a real word...

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    That would make sense when comparing to halfhearted / halfheartedly, but I'm not an expert.
    – flawr
    Commented Sep 17, 2016 at 22:52
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    The adverb of half-assed is half-assed. The adverb is itself half-assed. They did it half-assed.
    – TimR
    Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 0:31
  • +1 @TRomano See link (but I've heard it also with the standard -ly too, and there is this.) Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 1:22
  • Wouldn't expect P.E. Dant to be citing Urban Dictionary :)
    – TimR
    Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 11:42

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As a native American English speaker I quite frequently say Half-assedly (Pronounced ass-ed-lee). While I'm not sure if it's in every dictionary it is certainly well understood.

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