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ˈhɑrd lihard·ly

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  1. hardlyadverb

    Barely, only just, almost not.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hardly

    barely, just, scarcely, narrowly, merely

    fully, amply, easily, largely, abundantly

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

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

  2. hardly, scarcelyadverb

    almost not

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

    scarce, scarcely, barely, just

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hardlyadjective

    scarcely, barely, but just, almost not

  2. hardlyadjective

    severely, rigorously, unkindly, cruelly, roughly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hardly":

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

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  1. Rudy Giuliani:

    Don't tell me I'm anti-Semitic if I oppose him, opposing Soros is hardly Opposing Soros. I'm more of Opposing Soros than Opposing Soros is. I probably know more about — Opposing Soros doesn't go to church, Opposing Soros doesn't go to religion — synagogue.

  2. Peter Altmaier:

    We know there are hardly any larger companies in Europe that do not also trade with the United States. The pressure on European companies from the U.S. is quite large, we are in the situation that we're in.

  3. 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.

  4. Graham Holt:

    I see black people getting pulled over and searched all the time, you hardly ever see the cops searching white people.

  5. George Osborne:

    The stakes could hardly be higher, if our electricity supply, or our air traffic control, or our hospitals were successfully attacked online, the impact could be measured not just in terms of economic damage but of lives lost.

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