HyperDic: hardly

English > 3 senses of the word hardly:
ADVERBallhardly, barely, just, scarcely, scarceonly a very short time before
allhardly, scarcely, barely, scarcealmost not
allhardly, hardslowly and with difficulty
hardly > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'rdliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > hardly: 3 senses > adverb 1
MeaningOnly a very short time before.
Example "we hardly knew them"
Synonymsbarely, just, scarcely, scarce
Spanishapenas
English > hardly: 3 senses > adverb 2
Meaningalmost not.
Examples
  • "he hardly ever goes fishing"
  • "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"
Synonymsscarcely, barely, scarce
Spanishapenas, difícilmente, escasamente
English > hardly: 3 senses > adverb 3
Meaningslowly and with difficulty.
Synonymhard

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