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Synonyms for barely
ˈbɛər libare·ly

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Wiktionary

  1. barelyadverb

    Synonyms:
    hardly, scarcely

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    merely, simply, only

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Duane Chapman:

    Each one copes differently, there is a few that( are) really barely making it, we don't know what to do. We haven't read, we weren't prepared.

  2. Patrick Willis:

    I have no regrets, i gave this game everything I had and I am truly blessed. ... Honestly, I pay attention to guys when they're finished playing, walking around like they've got no hips and they can't play with their kids. They can barely walk.

  3. Maxime Aubert:

    There are at least 242 known cave art sites in this area of Sulawesi and probably hundreds more awaiting discovery in this one part of the island alone, the rest of this enormous island, the world's 11th largest, has barely been explored at all for cave art, so who knows what else is out there. The same goes for the rest of Indonesia -- it is likely there are many more ancient art sites hidden away there.

  4. Sara Benincasa:

    I ’m 34 and I ’m just barely hanging onto what the college kids are talking about, plus, every college is different.

  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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