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Heavily vs. Hardly

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Heavilyadverb

In a heavy manner.

‘She fell heavily into bed.’; ‘He clomped heavily up the stairs in his boots.’; ‘The great clod trod heavily on my toes!’;

Hardlyadverb

Firmly, vigorously, with strength or exertion.

Heavilyadverb

With a great weight.

‘heavily burdened’;

Hardlyadverb

Harshly, severely.

‘I can't really deal hardly with people.’;

Heavilyadverb

To a considerable degree, to a great extent.

‘He relied heavily on the data collected by the others.’; ‘He drank heavily.’; ‘heavily in debt;’; ‘heavily tattooed’;

Hardlyadverb

With difficulty.

Heavilyadverb

In a manner designed for heavy duty.

‘heavily armed soldiers;’; ‘heavily armoured tanks;’; ‘heavily reinforced walls’;

Hardlyadverb

(degree) Barely, only just, almost not.

‘they hardly ever watch television;’; ‘I hardly think they'll come in this bad weather;’; ‘it's hardly possible he could lose the election.’;

Heavilyadverb

So as to be thick or heavy.

‘heavily built young men;’; ‘his heavily muscled arms’;

Hardlyinterjection

Not really.

‘I think the Beatles are a really overrated band. ― Hardly!’;

Heavilyadverb

In a laboured manner.

‘he breathed heavily’;

Hardlyadverb

In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.

‘Recovering hardly what he lost before.’;

Heavilyadverb

In a heavy manner; with great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded.

‘Heavily interested in those schemes of emigration.’;

Hardlyadverb

Unwillingly; grudgingly.

‘The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.’;

Heavilyadverb

As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully.

‘And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily.’; ‘Why looks your grace so heavily to-day?’;

Hardlyadverb

Scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly.

‘Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.’;

Heavilyadverb

Greatly; intensely; as, heavily involved in a plot; heavily invested in real estate.

Hardlyadverb

Severely; harshly; roughly.

‘He has in many things been hardly used.’;

Heavilyadverb

In large quantity; as, it rained heavily.

Hardlyadverb

Confidently; hardily.

Heavilyadverb

to a considerable degree;

‘he relied heavily on others' data’;

Hardlyadverb

Certainly; surely; indeed.

Heavilyadverb

in a heavy-footed manner;

‘he walked heavily up the three flights to his room’;

Hardlyadverb

by a small margin;

‘they could barely hear the speaker’; ‘we hardly knew them’; ‘just missed being hit’; ‘had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open’; ‘would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave’;

Heavilyadverb

with great force;

‘she hit her arm heavily against the wall’;

Hardlyadverb

almost not;

‘he hardly ever goes fishing’; ‘he was hardly more than sixteen years old’; ‘they scarcely ever used the emergency generator’;

Heavilyadverb

in a manner designed for heavy duty;

‘a heavily constructed car’; ‘heavily armed’;

Heavilyadverb

slowly as if burdened by much weight;

‘time hung heavy on their hands’;

Heavilyadverb

indulging excessively;

‘he drank heavily’;

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