hardly/scarcely ever

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hardly/scarcely ever

: almost never : rarely
  • She hardly ever sings anymore.
  • I scarcely ever think of them now.

Word by Word Definitions

hardly play
  1. : with force : vigorously

  2. : in a severe manner : harshly

  3. : with difficulty : painfully

scarcely play
  1. : by a narrow margin : only just

  2. : almost not

  3. : certainly not

ever play
  1. : always

  2. : at any time

  3. : in any way


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