Definitions for scarcelyˈskɛərs li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
barely; not quite:
We can scarcely see.
This is scarcely the time to raise such questions.
You could scarcely have chosen better.
* Syn: See hardly.Usage: See hardly.
Origin of scarcely:
barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)
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
"he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
almost not or almost none; = barely, hardly
I could scarcely believe what I saw.
One could scarcely find any trout in the stream without the stocking program.
One could scarcely expect the man to know how to fly a helicopter.
Almost not at all; by a small margin.
with difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'scarcely' in Adverbs Frequency: #327
Translations for scarcely
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
only just; not quite
Speak louder please; – I can scarcely hear you; scarcely enough money to live on.
- بالكاد، بِصُعوبَهArabic
- malPortuguese (BR)
- stěží, sotvaCzech
- knapt; utilstrækkeligtDanish
- μόλις, σχεδόν καθόλουGreek
- حيلي كمFarsi
- à peineFrench
- नहीं के बराबर, बहुत ही कमHindi
- rijetko, jedvaCroatian
- tidak cukupIndonesian
- appena, a malapenaItalian
- tik tikko; gandrīzLatvian
- tidak berapaMalay
- nesten ikke, knaptNorwegian
- حيلي كمPersian
- په لږوالى، په كمه توګه ، په نادره توګه،په مشكلهPashto
- едва; почти неRussian
- ... denemez, daha (henüz) ...-mıştı kiTurkish
- 幾乎不，幾乎沒有Chinese (Trad.)
- بمشکل، بہت کمUrdu
- chỉ vừa mớiVietnamese
- 几乎不Chinese (Simp.)
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