Meaning of “hardly” - Learner’s Dictionary

hardly

adverb us uk /ˈhɑːdli/
NOT MUCH

B1 almost not, or only a very small amount:

I was so tired that I could hardly walk.
We've hardly ever spoken to each other.
There's hardly any food left in the fridge.

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NOT LIKELY

B2 used to emphasize that you think something is not likely, true, possible, etc:

I hardly think she'll want to talk to me now that I have a new girlfriend.

(Definition of “hardly” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)