Scarcely



adverb
1.
barely; hardly; not quite:
The light is so dim we can scarcely see.
2.
definitely not:
This is scarcely the time to raise such questions.
3.
probably not:
You could scarcely have chosen better.
adverb
1.
hardly at all; only just
2.
(often ironic) probably not or definitely not: that is scarcely justification for your actions

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