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Meaning of barely

bare•ly

Pronunciation: (bâr'lē), [key]
— adv.
  1. only just; scarcely; no more than; almost not: He had barely enough money to pay for the car.
  2. without disguise or concealment; openly: They gave the facts to him barely.
  3. scantily; meagerly; sparsely.
  4. merely.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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