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Hardly

Hard´ly   Pronunciation: härd´lŷ
adv.1.
1.In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
Recovering hardly what he lost before.
- Dryden.
2.Unwillingly; grudgingly.
The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.
- Milton.
3.Scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly.
4.Severely; harshly; roughly.
He has in many things been hardly used.
- Swift.
5.Confidently; hardily.
6.Certainly; surely; indeed.
Adv.1.hardly - by a small margin; "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: barely, scarce, scarcely, just
2.hardly - almost not; "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"
Synonyms: scarcely
a bit, a little, abnormally, arduously, at infrequent intervals, badly, bitterly, burdensomely, by a hair, by an ace, by no means, closely, difficultly, energetically, ever so little, exiguously, faintly, feebly, fiercely, firmly, forcefully, forcibly, frenziedly, furiously, hardly ever, harshly, imperfectly, impliably, inappreciably, inconsequentially, incredibly, inexorably, inflexibly, infrequently, insignificantly, ironhandedly, just, just a bit, keenly, laboriously, lightly, little, madly, meagerly, might and main, mightily, minimally, minutely, narrowly, nearly, negligibly, not hardly, not often, not quite, obdurately, onerously, only, only just, painfully, powerfully, rancorously, rarely, relentlessly, rigidly, rigorously, roughly, scantily, scarce, scarcely, scarcely ever, seldom, seldom if ever, severely, slightly, solid, solidly, sorely, sparsely, stiffly, stormily, strenuously, strongly, tant soit peu, the hard way, toilsomely, triflingly, turbulently, unbendingly, uncommonly, uncompromisingly, uncustomarily, unexpectedly, unfrequently, unnaturally, unoften, unordinarily, unrelentingly, unusually, unyieldingly, very seldom, vigorously, violently, weakly, wildly, with difficulty, with much ado
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