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Meaning of scarcely

scarce•ly

Pronunciation: (skârs'lē), [key]
— adv.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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