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Synonyms for hardly
ˈhɑrd lihard·ly

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Wiktionary3.0 / 4 votes

  1. hardlyadverb

    Barely, only just, almost not.

    Synonyms:
    scarcely

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. hardly

    Synonyms:
    barely, just, scarcely, narrowly, merely

    Antonyms:
    fully, amply, easily, largely, abundantly

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. hardlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    scarcely, barely, but just, almost not

  2. hardlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    severely, rigorously, unkindly, cruelly, roughly

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "hardly":

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

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#23157narrowly
#67015scantily

How to use hardly in a sentence?

  1. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott:

    The orchard owners and state agencies are working to make sure these workers have what they need -- food, shelter and other things to isolate safely, in light of recent national events, I hardly need to remind Vermonters of the nature of the virus. People do not get sick because they are from a certain place, ethnicity or nationality -- they get sick if they are exposed to the virus.

  2. Louis-Ferdinand Céline:

    To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.

  3. Chris Aylett:

    Europe is a major market but so is the United States. There’s hardly a race anywhere in the world that doesn’t have products that are made in the UK, over time, will we lose things? We would anyway, even in the EU.

  4. Mikael Jeppsson:

    Wheat is suffering from the heat although the picture in a large country like Sweden is mixed in different regions, some areas have hardly had any rain since early May.

  5. Frederick W. Taylor:

    Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.


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