Hardly

Adverb

  • (manner, archaic) Harshly, severely.

    "I can't really deal hardly with people."

  • (manner, obsolete) Firmly, vigorously, with strength or exertion.
  • (degree) Barely, only just, almost not.

    "they hardly ever watch television;  I hardly think they'll come in this bad weather;  it's hardly possible he could lose the election."

  • (now rare) With difficulty.

Interjection

  • Not really.

    "I think the Beatles are a really overrated band. ― Hardly!"

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