What does Hardly mean?

Definitions for Hardly
ˈhɑrd liHard·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Hardly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. hardly, scarcely(adverb)

    almost not

    "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"

Wiktionary

  1. hardly(Adverb)

    Firmly, vigorously, with strength or exertion.

  2. hardly(Adverb)

    Harshly, severely.

    I can't really deal hardly with people.

  3. hardly(Adverb)

    With difficulty.

  4. hardly(Adverb)

    Barely, only just, almost not.

  5. hardly(Interjection)

    Not really.

    I think the Beatles are a really overrated band. uE000138303uE001 Hardly!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardly(adverb)

    in a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  2. Hardly(adverb)

    unwillingly; grudgingly

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  3. Hardly(adverb)

    scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  4. Hardly(adverb)

    severely; harshly; roughly

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  5. Hardly(adverb)

    confidently; hardily

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  6. Hardly(adverb)

    certainly; surely; indeed

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hardly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1154

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hardly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1468

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Hardly' in Adverbs Frequency: #112

How to pronounce Hardly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Hardly in sign language?

  1. hardly

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hardly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hardly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Hardly in a Sentence

  1. Ken Paxton:

    The fact that a small group of professors dislike a law and speculate about a ‘chilling effect’ is hardly a valid basis to set the law aside.

  2. Agatha Christie:

    If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.

  3. Peter Altmaier:

    We know there are hardly any larger companies in Europe that do not also trade with the United States. The pressure on European companies from the U.S. is quite large, we are in the situation that we're in.

  4. Valery Spiridonov:

    I can hardly control my body now, i need help every day, every minute. I am now 30 years old, although people rarely live to more than 20 with this disease.

  5. Chang Chengwei:

    Volume is getting very thin, as there are hardly any fresh inflows, and the process of deleveraging is continuing.

Images & Illustrations of Hardly

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