Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
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