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scarcely

scarce·ly

scarcely

 
 
pronunciation:
skeIrs li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: just barely; by only a small margin.
I was scarcely asleep when the alarm went off.
synonyms:
barely, hardly, just
antonyms:
considerably, far
similar words:
by the skin of one's teeth, ill, little, slightly
definition 2: certainly not.
We can scarcely leave him behind!
synonyms:
hardly
similar words:
not