New English-Irish Dictionary
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scarcely

1. adverb barely; almost not2. adverb with difficulty or unlikely3. adverb not really, not in fact4. adverb hardly5. adverb not justifiably6. adverb a very short time ago7. adverb not quite, not more than 1 adverb barely; almost notar éigean  c m uit was scarcely audible is ar éigean a chloisfeá é, ní mó ná go bhféadfaí é a chloisteáil, bhí sé le cloisteáil ach ba ar éigean éI was scarcely conscious of it is ar éigean a thug mé faoi deara é, ní mó ná gur thug mé faoi deara éit's scarcely populated níl mórán daoine ina gcónaí ann, tá daonra íseal annhe scarcely spoke is ar éigean a labhair sé, níor labhair sé ach ar éigeanshe scarcely ever saw him ní fheiceadh sí é ach go fíorannamh, ar éigean a d'fheiceadh sí é it has scarcely a blemish is ar éigean atá smál ar bith air they can scarcely speak a word of Irish is ar éigean atá focal Gaeilge acu, ní móide go bhfuil aon fhocal Gaeilge acu there's scarcely anyone left is ar éigean atá aon duine fágtha, is beag duine atá fágtha 2 adverb with difficulty or unlikelyar éigean  c m uar éigean Déhe was scarcely able to believe it ar éigean a bhí sé ábalta é a chreidiúint, ní mó ná go raibh sé in ann é a chreidiúintit was scarcely imaginable ní móide go bhféadfaí é a shamhlú, ba dheacair é a shamhlúhe can scarcely pay the bills is ar éigean is féidir leis na billí a íoc, díolann sé na billí ach is ar éigean éthey could scarcely have been more beautiful ní thiocfadh leo bheith a dhath níos deise, bhí siad ar bharr áilleachta
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3 adverb not really, not in factit could scarcely be worse is ar éigean a d'fhéadfadh sé bheith níos measa, ní móide go bhféadfadh sé bheith níos measa, ní thiocfadh leis bheith a dhath níos measait looks scarcely comprehensible ar éigean is féidir é a thuiscint, is deacair aon chiall a bhaint as 4 adverb hardlythat's scarcely necessary níl aon ghá leis sin, ní móide go mbeidh gá leis sinthe decision was scarcely surprising níor chuir an cinneadh iontas ar dhuine ar biththis is scarcely the time to discuss it ní hé seo an t-am lena phléI need scarcely add that we lost ní móide gur gá dom a rá gur chailleamar 5 adverb not justifiablyit scarcely deserves to be called a country ní fiú tír a thabhairt airI can scarcely blame you is beag milleán a chuirfinn ort, ní thógfainn ort é 6 adverb a very short time agodíreach  c m uar éigean  c m uwe've scarcely begun nílimid ach díreach tosaithe, nílimid ach i ndiaidh tosú, nílimid ach ina thús she'd scarcely finished it when he called ní raibh sí ach díreach críochnaithe leis nuair a ghlaoigh sé, is ar éigean a bhí sé críochnaithe aici nuair a scairt sé 7 adverb not quite, not more thana bheag nó a mhórscarcely a dozen of us came níor tháinig ach dháréag againn, ar éigean; níor tháinig ach dosaen againn, nó mar sinit's scarcely an hour from here níl sé ach uair an chloig nó mar sin as seo; níl sé ach uair an chloig as seo, a bheag nó a mhór