Synonyms for Barely:


not quite (adjective)
scarcely, hardly, scantily, almost, just.


all (adverb)
scarce, scarcely, hardly, just.
just (adverb)
nakedly (adverb)
nakedly, baldly.


merely (adverb)
nakedly (adverb)
nakedly, baldly.


early, first, previous, before, prior, Since, earlier, by the time, advance. almost, all but, well-nigh, practically, nearly, near, close. little, few, sparse, slight, scant, minimum, mere. barely (noun)
scarcely, just, scarce, hardly, scantily.

Other synonyms:

mere, earlier, minimum, previous, almost, few, Since, scant, sparse, well-nigh. prior, little, practically, before, nearly. first, early. near. close. advance.

Usage examples for barely

  1. So far as I remember it was barely mentioned- if it was, it was only as one item, an insignificant one, amongst more important things; the money, the watch and chain, and so on. – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  2. Beth seemed barely awake enough to drink half the water, then she handed him the glass and let her arm fall to the bed as she sighed deeply. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  3. I had not heard him pass through the house as he went out, and I barely heard a sound now as he returned. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston