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?

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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. Frank Sinatra Bono:

    Miserere is one of my favourite of your father's crescendos, i can hardly remember what it was about... other than forgiveness that is... and a toast to being alive.

  2. Ray Ogleby:

    He [could] hardly walk on Saturday and on Sunday [his leg] started to turn black, there’s no doctor service in Birchip on Saturday and Sunday so he waited until Monday.

  3. Zachary Jones:

    It's so easy to drink that you forget you're drinking alcohol. It's very sweet. You hardly taste the whiskey at all, i've known people who can't do shots, but they can do Fireball.

  4. Sergei Ryabkov:

    It is hardly a secret that the goal of the sanctions is to create social and economic conditions to carry out a change of power in Russia, there will be no easy or fast way out of this.

  5. Syed Shafeeq Rahman:

    He hardly had any friends, he would come with his little son at night to pray and after he would leave.

Images & Illustrations of hardly

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