Hardly and Little


Hardly adverb - In a manner so as to cause loss or suffering.

Little is a synonym for hardly in scarcely topic. In some cases you can use "Little" instead the word "Hardly" as an adverb or an adjective.

Nearby Word: hard


Little adverb - In a very small quantity or degree.
Usage example: we had little more than we needed to survive in the wilderness

Hardly is a synonym for little in frequency topic. You can use "Hardly" instead the word "Little" as an adverb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as barely, rarely, infrequently.

Nearby Word: littleness

Both words in one sentence

  • Wrestling / Barry Windham Express The New Blackjacks The Gift: He reportedly slept very little and hardly worked out, only going to the gym a couple times a month, yet had enough stamina to wrestle for 90 minutes.
  • Security Cling Poor 'bot just had a close shave with one of the little beasties, so you can hardly blame him, even if he is a giant robot.
  • Anime / Happiness Charge Pretty Cure Male Gaze: Odd for a show for little girls, but episode 39 giving us awkwardly angled, extreme close up of the feet of Maria Hikawa can hardly be seen as anything but this.
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