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Synonyms for hardly
ˈhɑrd lihard·ly

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  1. hardlyadverb

    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

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, 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"

    Synonyms:
    scarce, scarcely, barely, just

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hardlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    scarcely, barely, but just, almost not

  2. hardlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    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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How to use hardly in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie:

    Brexit would inflict a blow on the EU that it can hardly afford given the euro zone and migration crises. Without the UK, the EU would be weaker, british business cannot afford a knock and global leaders are amazed that the UK would even consider leaving.

  2. unknown:

    Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripples ourselves with lies.

  3. Saugat Poudyal:

    It's been sleepless nights for the last seven days... I've hardly slept for two hours, i think the global community needs to step forward from now on. It's the lack of oxygen that's going to bring about a huge catastrophe here.

  4. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov:

    Our main export commodity, as we have already discussed, fell in price by four times, one can hardly expect prices to fall four times further compared to today's level.

  5. Brandon Garrett:

    Hardly any corporations risk a criminal trial, the biggest companies tend to settle out of court and the small fry plead guilty.


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