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

  2. Hardly(adverb)

    unwillingly; grudgingly

  3. Hardly(adverb)

    scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly

  4. Hardly(adverb)

    severely; harshly; roughly

  5. Hardly(adverb)

    confidently; hardily

  6. Hardly(adverb)

    certainly; surely; indeed

  7. Origin: [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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The RSO:

    Today, it hardly exists.

  2. Ebenezer Sam-Onuawonto:

    I hardly see my kids now.

  3. Caitlin Blaylock:

    There's hardly anyone at school.

  4. Sylla Yakouba:

    Hardly anyone has done their papers.

  5. Sipho P Nkosi:

    We simply love, but love is hardly reciprocated.

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