Barely and Just


Barely adverb - By a very small margin.
Usage example: we barely made it to the church on time

Just is a synonym for barely in hardly topic. In some cases you can use "Just" instead the word "Barely" as an adverb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like frequency, near, not quite, only just. popular alternative

Nearby Words: bare, bareness


Just adverb - By a very small margin.
Usage example: I was just over the minimum age requirement for the senior citizen discount

Barely is a synonym for just in frequency topic. You can use "Barely" instead an adverb "Just", if it concerns topics such as near, hardly, only now. popular alternative

Nearby Words: justing, justed
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