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synonyms for hardly

  • barely
  • comparatively
  • practically
  • rarely
  • seldom
  • simply
  • somewhat
  • just
  • almost inconceivably
  • almost not
  • by a hair
  • by no means
  • detectably
  • faintly
  • gradually
  • imperceptibly
  • infrequently
  • little
  • no more than
  • no way
  • not a bit
  • not at all
  • not by much
  • not likely
  • not markedly
  • not measurably
  • not much
  • not notably
  • not noticeably
  • not often
  • not quite
  • once in a blue moon
  • only
  • only just
  • perceptibly
  • pretty near
  • scantly
  • slightly
  • sparsely
  • sporadically
  • with trouble
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antonyms for hardly

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  • frequently
  • very
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How to use hardly in a sentence

This is hardly the first example of such a thing, as I detailed earlier this week.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S POLITICIZATION OF CORONAVIRUS COMES TO A HEADAARON BLAKESEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The bookmakers didn’t give Dallas much of a chance to win the Stanley Cup because Dallas hardly proved it was good enough to qualify for the playoffs, let alone win once it got there.
TEAMS DON’T WIN THE STANLEY CUP WITH A GOAL DEFICIT. CAN THE DALLAS STARS CHANGE THAT?TERRENCE DOYLESEPTEMBER 16, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Protesters took over roughly a six-block area in Seattle — hardly a “big chunk” or 20 percent.
TRUMP’S ABC NEWS TOWN HALL: FOUR PINOCCHIOS, OVER AND OVER AGAINGLENN KESSLERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He Jiankui, the disgraced scientist behind the CRISPR babies experiment, was hardly coy about his plans.
A CRISPR BABY FUTURE? NEW REPORT OUTLINES PATH TO HUMAN GERMLINE EDITINGSHELLY FANSEPTEMBER 15, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Checking your website page by page is hardly practical, so you can use Google Search Console to check all your pages at once.
8 MAJOR GOOGLE RANKING FACTORS — SEO GUIDESPONSORED CONTENT: SEO POWERSUITESEPTEMBER 15, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Even folded, it’s hardly thicker than an iPhone 11 Pro Max or Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
REVIEW OF THE MICROSOFT SURFACE DUO FOLDING PHONE: VERY PRETTY BUT JUST HOW USEFUL IS IT?AARON PRESSMANSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
South Korea’s testing was extensive, but it was hardly universal.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Moreover, seven years’ worth of gas is hardly enough to ensure Turkey’s energy security.
TURKEY’S PUSH FOR ENERGY SECURITY NEEDS MORE RENEWABLES THAN GASEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
The former postal worker, who lived independently at home, now could hardly speak.
SENT HOME TO DIEBY ANNIE WALDMAN AND JOSHUA KAPLANSEPTEMBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
In the earliest stages of the pandemic, when there were hardly any tests available across the country, public health officials had to limit tests to the most urgent need — people with severe symptoms in hospitals.
AMERICA DOESN’T HAVE A COHERENT STRATEGY FOR ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING. IT NEEDS ONE.BY CAROLINE CHENSEPTEMBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
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WORDS RELATED TO HARDLY

  • almost
  • hardly
  • just
  • only just
  • scantily
  • scarcely
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.