'Hardly' is used to show reluctantly and very briefly; it may indicate disbelief and doubt.
1. I have hardly had any time to relax since starting my new job.
2. She hardly looked surprised when I told her the news.
3. He hardly spoke a word during the meeting.
Keep in mind that 'hardly' usually expresses a negative sentiment or lack of confidence. It is often used in a half-negative, half-positive way to express that one is genuinely attempting to do something but struggling due to external forces. Do not use 'hardly' to replace a simple negation. For example, 'I hardly don’t want to go' would be incorrect; the correct phrase would be 'I don’t want to go.'