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Synonyms for hardly
ˈhɑrd li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)

    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, barely, scarcely, merely, scantily, exactly, simply, but, precisely, scarce, only, just now

  2. hardly, scarcely(adverb)

    almost not

    "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"

    Synonyms:
    scarce, scarcely, barely, just

Wiktionary

  1. hardly(adverb)

    Barely, only just, almost not.

    Synonyms:
    scarcely

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hardly

    Synonyms:
    barely, just, scarcely, narrowly, merely

    Antonyms:
    fully, amply, easily, largely, abundantly

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hardly(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    scarcely, barely, but just, almost not

  2. hardly(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    severely, rigorously, unkindly, cruelly, roughly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    barely, scarcely, almost, little, rarely, virtually, practically, nearly, not

How to pronounce hardly?

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How to use hardly in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    It is so easy to differentiate between a person who is pretending to be good and one who is actually good towards others because the former is often seen with many people hanging around him/her whereas the latter gets hardly any support on ground.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If there is no sumptuous and salubrious food in a wedding or other type of party, there will be hardly any guests not even most from the host's neighborhood.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Much more have been or is being said; and a very less or hardly anything being heard about the word that truly matters the most. And that’s so weird about this materialistic world.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If the job requires to be done with hardly any application of own brain, give it to the men who claim to be long, happily married; but when the work needs creativity and intelligence, offer it only to those employees who remain away from wife and women.

  5. Zbigniew Pela:

    Economic growth? For the average citizen it is hardly perceptible, they create good living conditions for some social groups, who have their businesses, and not for ordinary citizens.


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