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scarcely

adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈskeərs·li/

scarcely adverb [not gradable] (ONLY JUST)

only just or almost not: I could scarcely move my arm after the accident.

scarcely adverb [not gradable] (NOT)

fml certainly not: He would scarcely have broken it on purpose.
Translations of “scarcely”
in Korean 거의-하지 않는…
in Arabic قَلَّما…
in Portuguese quase não, mal, apenas…
in Catalan a penes…
in Japanese かろうじて…
in Italian appena…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剛剛, 勉強, 幾乎不…
in Russian едва…
in Turkish ancak, hemen hemen hiç, henüz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 刚刚, 勉强, 几乎不…
in Polish zaledwie…
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