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〔 ˋhɑrdlI 〕


〔 ˊhɑːdli 〕

Overview of adv hardly

The adv hardly has 2 senses

  • barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce -- (only 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)

  • hardly, scarcely -- (almost not; "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator")