hardly definition

  • adverb:
    • hardly; only.
    • To almost no degree; nearly maybe not: i really could scarcely hear the speaker.
    • Probably or almost definitely maybe not: "Easily was a person made an infidel, but scarcely might he be changed into another trust” ( T.E. Lawrence).
    • With seriousness; harshly.
    • With great difficulty; painfully.
    • solidly, vigorously, with strength or exertion.
    • Harshly, severely.
    • With trouble.
    • hardly, only just, nearly maybe not.
    • In a difficult or hard fashion; with difficulty.
    • Unwillingly; grudgingly.
    • hardly; hardly; nearly; perhaps not completely.
    • seriously; harshly; around.
    • with confidence; hardily.
    • Certainly; certainly; certainly.
    • virtually maybe not
    • only a tremendously limited time before
  • interjection:
    • not.
  • others:
    • perhaps not lightly or tenderly; about; severely; unfavorably; inimically.
    • By work; with difficulty.
    • Not quite or entirely; only roughly; hardly: as, it really is barely strong sufficient; which hardly real.
    • scarcely; narrowly; very nearly never: as, extremely little; hardly ever.
    • Not probably; with little likelihood: as, he can hardly come to-day.

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