What is another word for hardly ever?

61 synonyms found


[ hˈɑːdli ˈɛvə], [ hˈɑːdli ˈɛvə], [ h_ˈɑː_d_l_i_ ˈɛ_v_ə]

"Hardly ever" is a common phrase used to indicate something that rarely occurs or almost never happens. However, there are several synonyms that convey the same meaning and can be used interchangeably. Some of these are "rarely," "seldom," "scarcely ever," "infrequently," and "almost never." These synonyms can be used when describing events, occurrences, or situations that happen very rarely, such as natural phenomena, weather changes, or unique opportunities. They add a certain level of emphasis to the fact that something is unusual or uncommon, and can be used to make a point or provide context to a situation.

How to use "Hardly ever" in context?

When I was younger, I would say "hardly ever" when asked how often I would do something. I would always try to make it seem like it was a huge commitment to do something, when really, it was hardly ever. As I've gotten older, I've realized that it's important not to say things that you can't or won't actually do. Saying "hardly ever" is a classic example of this. Saying you'll do something rarely, but not never, is a better commitment. Saying you'll do something only a few times a year is also better than never saying anything at all.

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