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hardly

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Word parts[change]

hard + -ly

Pronunciation[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
hardly

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Not much, very little.
    I hardly noticed the pain.
  2. Not at all.
    I'm hardly qualified to give you medicine.

Usage note[change]

There is no meaning shared with the adjective hard.

Antonyms[change]

Interjection[change]

Interjection
hardly

  1. You can use hardly show you disagree a lot and are upset.
    Would I do that? Hardly!