- hardly at all; only just
- often ironic probably not or definitely not: that is scarcely justification for your actions
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
scarce•ly /ˈskɛrsli/USA pronunciation adv.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
scarce•ly (skârs′lē),USA pronunciation adv.
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scarcely /ˈskɛəslɪ/ adv
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Collocations: (can) scarcely remember [why, when, how, what], can scarcely [see, hear, feel], could scarcely believe [her eyes, what he was seeing], more...
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