Hardly

Definition of Hardly

Hard´ly   Pronunciation: härd´lŷ
adv.1.
1.In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
Recovering hardly what he lost before.
- Dryden.
2.Unwillingly; grudgingly.
The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.
- Milton.
3.Scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly.
Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.
- South.
4.Severely; harshly; roughly.
He has in many things been hardly used.
- Swift.
5.Confidently; hardily.
6.Certainly; surely; indeed.

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