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guère

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French

Etymology

Old French gaire, from Frankish *waigaro ‘a lot’.

Pronunciation

Adverb

guère

  1. hardly, barely
    Pour me réchauffer, il n’y a guère qu’un pot de thé
    To warm myself up, there’s hardly a pot of tea
    Je ne vais guère mieux.
    I’m not much better.

Usage notes

  • Guère is used with ne as a negative construction; its etymological meaning is ‘not....very much’.

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