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Synonyms for scarcely
ˈskɛərs liscarce·ly

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  1. scarcelyadverb

    Synonyms:
    barely, hardly

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, hardly, 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, hardly, barely, just

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scarcelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    hardly, barely, but just, with difficulty

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scarcely":

    hardly, barely, little, rarely, almost, sparsely, just

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#65only
#109just
#398little
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#1305simply
#2506exactly
#5564merely
#6787hardly
#7073rarely
#8208barely
#8675precisely
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#43315sparsely
#67015scantily

How to use scarcely in a sentence?

  1. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    No, let us not make God in our image, poor inhabitants that we are of a distant planet lost in infinite space. However brilliant and sublime our intelligence may be, it is scarcely more than a small spark which shines and in an instant is extinguished, and it alone can give us no idea of that blaze, that conflagration, that ocean of light!

  2. Dalton Vos:

    I’m prettystockedup now, but I’m trying to use it scarcely, that way, I can give it to someone who is in need more than I am.

  3. Tom Blair:

    Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, "there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it." A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

  4. Archibald MacLeish:

    The one man who should never attempt an explanation of a poem is its author. If the poem can be improved by it's author's explanations it never should have been published, and if the poem cannot be improved by its author's explanations the explanations are scarcely worth reading.

  5. James Fenimore Cooper:

    The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.


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