Synonyms of barely
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hardlyYou use hardly to modify a statement when you want to emphasize that it is only a small amount or detail which makes it true, and that therefore it is best to consider the opposite statement as being true.
• Nick, on the sofa, hardly slept.
barelyonly justscarcelyjustfaintlywith difficultyinfrequentlywith effortat a push (British, informal)almost not
justYou use just to indicate that what you are saying is the case, but only by a very small degree or amount.
• He could just reach the man's head with his right hand.
scarcelyYou use scarcely to emphasize that something is only just true or only just the case.
• He could scarcely breathe.
Thesaurus for barely from the Collins English Thesaurus