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Antonyms for hardly

dispassionately, extensively, frightfully, gaily, vitally, sorely, devilishly, lightly, awfully, gently, more or less, sluggishly, entirely, somewhat, stupendously, really, humanely, blithely, graciously, readily, specially, enough, monstrously, awful, softly, archly, favorably, merrily, sizably, excessively, seriously, copiously, softheartedly, indifferently, mirthfully, indolently, freely, next to, fabulously, majorly, too, exactly, impassively, certainly, benevolently, through and through, exceedingly, very, predominantly, mildly, tolerantly, head and shoulders, wearily, leniently, mostly, achingly, all but, cheerily, greatly, doubtless, cordially, painlessly, immensely, clearly, cheerfully, listlessly, heavily, astronomically, intensely, severely, all of, fluently, vastly, enormously, unco, basically, extremely, wholly, That, big time, inordinately, Rejoicingly, easily, mortally, eminently, blissfully, plainly, thumping, good-naturedly, nearly, compassionately, well, broadly, terribly, tremendously, positively, calmly, lightheartedly, stoically, understandingly, considerately, generally, mercifully, gleefully, way, utterly, supremely, unacceptably, fully, principally, all over, significantly, virtually, somewhere, absolutely, tenderly, feckly, unquestionably, badly, Desultorily, abundantly, Monumentally, spiritlessly, exorbitantly, lazily, Roaringly, particularly, completely, handily, far and away, by and large, joyously, overly, definitely, smoothly, heartily, bone, generously, hugely, mainly, truly, facilely, kindly, surpassingly, about, perfectly, highly, rather, lovingly, hands down, effortlessly, wildly, sympathetically, unequivocally, especially, quite, surely, languidly, totally, most, delightedly, practically, gladly, chiefly, clemently, largely, substantially, massively, primarily, nonchalantly, desperately, fantastically, unconcernedly, blisteringly, tiredly, mighty, halfheartedly, staggeringly, ever, fairly, altogether, considerably, charitably, casually, joyfully, uncommonly, sunnily, fiercely, soundly, mightily, slightly, assuredly, thoroughly, happily, incredibly, unduly, well-nigh, colossally, lackadaisically, benignantly.

Quotes of hardly

  1. I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime. – Timothy Garton Ash
  2. There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad. – John Burroughs
  3. Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe. – Truman Capote
  4. Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue. – Lord Chesterfield
  5. Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it's so crowded. – Jim Fowler
  6. In our modern world of interdependent nations, hardly any state can wage war successfully without raising loans and buying war materials of every kind in the markets of other nations. – Arthur Henderson
  7. Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight, I could hardly breathe. – Benny Hill
  8. Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot. – Konrad Lorenz
  9. We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. – Carl Sagan
  10. Once, I had so many scripts coming to me that I could hardly read them all. – Greta Scacchi
  11. I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  12. I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot- I love plants and flowers. – Soundarya
  13. Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. – Wole Soyinka
  14. It hardly seems worthwhile to point out the shortsightedness of those practitioners who would have us believe that the form of the poem is merely its shape. – Mark Strand
  15. 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

Usage examples for hardly

  1. Well, I can hardly call him mine, could I? – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  2. " I can hardly bear it myself," said Martin. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  3. No; I am hardly as bad as that. – The Adventures of Buffalo Bill by Col. William F. Cody
  4. Hardly had my brother gone... – French Conversation and Composition by Harry Vincent Wann
  5. Bee seemed hardly able to answer. – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth
  6. He liked it so well that he could hardly wait for to- morrow to come. – The Tale of Billy Woodchuck by Arthur Scott Bailey
  7. You couldn't hardly believe it. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  8. The Contessa hardly knew what to say. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  9. I hardly know how to work. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  10. Why, the missie'll hardly stand. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. That was hardly the best way to go about it. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. " No, hardly a ghost," answered Uncle Fred with a laugh. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  13. I can hardly dare to dream even for one moment-" " I am not going to talk about that any more. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  14. " Thank you; I hardly think that will be necessary. – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  15. People, she said, are already beginning to say, 'she will hardly marry now. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  16. I cain't hardly believe what I see. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  17. I could hardly believe him, but there they was. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  18. I hardly like to ask it, but I will. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  19. She was looking up at Alister, not so much afraid of him; Ian was to her hardly of this world. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. Strange that I should feel fear of something- I hardly know what! – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins

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