barely

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bare•ly /ˈbɛrli/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. no more than;
    scarcely: barely enough money to pay the rent.
  2. in a bare way;
    scantily;
    meagerly:a barely furnished room.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bare•ly  (bârlē),USA pronunciation 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. [Archaic.]merely.
  • bef. 950; Middle English; Old English bærlīce. See bare1, -ly
    1. See  hardly. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
barely /ˈbɛəlɪ/ adv
  1. only just; scarcely: barely enough for their needs
  2. informal not quite; nearly: barely old enough
  3. scantily; poorly: barely furnished
  4. archaic openly
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