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. Devesh Kapur:

    The Trump administration's hard-line policies on immigration ... have hardly endeared (him) to the community, appearing with PM Modi might mildly help but certainly not reverse the community's overall pro-Democrat leanings.

  2. Niclas Catani:

    It looks like a product that could strike a chord with the big trend of ecological consumption. In the western world, innovations in this sphere have a good chance of succeeding, it will hardly bring a revolution overnight but the start-up can nevertheless make good money out of it.

  3. Erich Fromm:

    There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.

  4. Jim Rice:

    It just got to the point I couldn't leave it out, i was less cautious years ago but more recently I hardly told anybody.

  5. Mark Twain:

    His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere.

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. aligned
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    • C. whirring
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