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Meaning of “scarcely” - Learner’s Dictionary

scarcely

adverb     /ˈskeəsli/
only just: They had scarcely finished eating when the doorbell rang.Merely and barelyAlmost
can scarcely do sth
If you say you can scarcely do something, you mean it would be wrong to do it: He's only two - you can scarcely blame him for behaving badly.Impossible and improbable
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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