Definitions of hardly

  1. by a small margin; "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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Unwillingly; grudgingly. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Confidently; hardily. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Certainly; surely; indeed. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. With difficulty; scarcely; vigorously; severely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. With difficulty: scarcely, not quite: severely, harshly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Scarcely; not quite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. With difficulty; scarcely; harshly; unfavourably. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Scarcely; barely; not quite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for hardly

  1. " I can hardly bear it myself," said Martin. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  2. Bee seemed hardly able to answer. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth