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scarce·ly

scarcely

 
 
pronunciation:
skeIrs li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: almost not; just barely.
I was so happy that I could scarcely speak.
synonyms:
barely, hardly, just
antonyms:
far
similar words:
little, slightly
definition 2: certainly not.
We can scarcely leave our favorite toys behind!
synonyms:
hardly
similar words:
not