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

How to pronounce hardly?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. 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.

  3. Elvis Constantin Cluci:

    I can hardly smile anymore, my wife is completely destroyed. As the man I have to be strong and bear it.

  4. Saugat Poudyal:

    It's been sleepless nights for the last seven days... I've hardly slept for two hours, i think the global community needs to step forward from now on. It's the lack of oxygen that's going to bring about a huge catastrophe here.

  5. The RSO:

    Today, it hardly exists.

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