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Definition of Hardly

Hardly

  1. In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
  2. Unwillingly; grudgingly.
  3. Scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly.
  4. Severely; harshly; roughly.
  5. Confidently; hardily.
  6. Certainly; surely; indeed.

Hardly Quotations

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Carl Sagan

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
Erica Jong

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept. - St. Jerome
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
St. Jerome

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.
Frederick W. Taylor

Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
Jim Morrison
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Hardly Translations

hardly in Afrikaans is skaars
hardly in Dutch is amper, nauwelijks, kwalijk
hardly in Finnish is tuskin
hardly in French is le temps de
hardly in German is hart, kaum
hardly in Hungarian is alig
hardly in Italian is difficilmente, appena
hardly in Latin is aegre egre (adv.), vix
hardly in Norwegian is nesten ikke, neppe
hardly in Portuguese is mal, apenas
hardly in Spanish is apenas
hardly in Swedish is knappt, knappast
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