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, scarceadverb

    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, scarcelyadverb

    almost not

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

Wiktionary

  1. hardlyadverb

    Firmly, vigorously, with strength or exertion.

  2. hardlyadverb

    Harshly, severely.

    I can't really deal hardly with people.

  3. hardlyadverb

    With difficulty.

  4. hardlyadverb

    Barely, only just, almost not.

  5. hardlyinterjection

    Not really.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardlyadverb

    in a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  2. Hardlyadverb

    unwillingly; grudgingly

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  3. Hardlyadverb

    scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  4. Hardlyadverb

    severely; harshly; roughly

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  5. Hardlyadverb

    confidently; hardily

    Etymology: [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]

  6. Hardlyadverb

    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

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Capital, land, labour and entrepreneurship are indispensable factors of production. Likewise, self-esteem and self-confidence are prerequisites for achievement of genuine success. Yes! for until and unless you value yourself and believe in yourself as well as in your ability, you will hardly achieve genuine success. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Gabriele Abels:

    I don't think she will take up any other position, I think that she will actually retire and just enjoy doing the things she has hardly been able to do in the last 20, 30 years.

  3. Sakshi Tanwar:

    When I was working in Kahaani…, I hardly got time to watch even one episode of any show. However, after Kahaani…, I have been relaxing and watching two Balaji shows regularly – Bandini and Kitni Mohabbat Hai and am liking both of them. Another serial I have been following is Balika Badhu – it is one of the best ongoing shows today. However, in the last few days there is some interior work that is going on in my house and thus I am not being able to watch television.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. If you feel lonely then you need a bigger bed. There is no feeling of loneliness - it's just fear of the future and laziness. 2. The higher the intelligence, the less craving for sex and fears. 3. Logic is the pixels of reality. They are getting smaller and smaller. 4. Look at this old residential building. The basis of life is economics and marketing as at the base of a building. Maybe the human universe has turned into this. Morality is rotten and only greed remains. 5. Inevitability shapes us, or we shape inevitability. 6. Alone, we feel cold and dead like ice. We hardly feel suffering because insensibility dulls the pain of despair. Feeling insensible is the worst pain in the world. Feel dead from loneliness. 7. The coldness of loneliness burns with insensibility and endless emptiness. 8. The coldness of unfeeling loneliness causes rejection, but at the same time the attraction to warm from loneliness with the warmth of sympathy. 9. Through fire, a person communicates with nature with the spirits of ancestors who are the basis of culture and nature. This forms the full value of being, life experiences are combined into a single chain of meaning. 10. it is not just communication with nature, it is communication with true reality and the universe itself. City life is a fictional reality of marketing. 11. Time shapes goals and life path is most often formed from inevitability and chance. 12. We are moving in the void of nonsense. In a fog of illusion. And only time directs us it sober us up from nonsense. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Edward Zehr:

    I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either.

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