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Synonyms for barely
ˈbɛər libare·ly

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  1. barelyadverb

    Synonyms:
    hardly, scarcely

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 2 votes

  1. barely

    But ranges from the faintest contrast to absolute negation; as, I am willing to go, but (on the other hand) content to stay; he is not an honest man, but (on the contrary) a villain. The contrast may be with a silent thought; as, but let us go (it being understood that we might stay longer). In restrictive use, except and excepting are slightly more emphatic than but; we say, no injury but a scratch; or, no injury except some painful bruises. Such expressions as "words are but breath" (nothing but) may be referred to the restrictive use by ellipsis. So may the use of but in the sense of unless; as, "it never rains but it pours." To the same head must be referred the conditional use; as, "you may go, but with your father's consent" (i. e., "provided you have," "except that you must have," etc.). "Doubt but" is now less used than the more logical "doubt that." But never becomes a full synonym for and; and adds something like, but adds something different; "brave and tender" implies that tenderness is natural to the brave; "brave but tender" implies that bravery and tenderness are rarely combined. For the concessive use, compare NOTWITHSTANDING.

    Synonyms:
    and, besides, but, except, further, however, just, merely, moreover, nevertheless, notwithstanding, notwithstanding, only, provided, save, still, that, tho, unless, yet

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  1. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarceadverb

    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

    Synonyms:
    just, hardly, scarcely, merely, scantily, exactly, simply, but, precisely, scarce, only, just now

  2. scantily, barelyadverb

    in a sparse or scanty way

    "a barely furnished room"

    Synonyms:
    scarce, scantily, scarcely, hardly, just

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  1. barelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    merely, simply, only

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  1. List of paraphrases for "barely":

    hardly, scarcely, just, narrowly, only, almost, little

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How to use barely in a sentence?

  1. Dipali Roy:

    We barely had enough to return home.

  2. Cynthia Liu:

    This fact, that we're being held for the alleged acts of someone we barely know, makes us feel incredibly hopeless.

  3. First Lady Michelle Obama:

    Live! With Kelly and Michael, i barely know now too so I have to check with other sources.

  4. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    With the rejection of the rules of the euro zone ... negotiations about a programme worth billions are barely conceivable, tsipras and his government are leading the Greek people on a path of bitter abandonment and hopelessness.

  5. Marie Silva:

    That's what this virus does to you. It debilitates you to the point where you can't eat, you can't drink. You can barely breath, you can't talk. That's what I want people to know.


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