Associations to the word «Scarcely»


SCARCELY, adverb. (modal) Probably not.
SCARCELY, adverb. (modal) Certainly not.
SCARCELY, adverb. (degree) Almost not at all; by a small margin.

Dictionary definition

SCARCELY, adverb. Only a very short time before; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats.
SCARCELY, adverb. Almost not; "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator".

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.