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Rather

Pronunciation of Rather
/ɹˈɑːðə/, /ɹˈɑːðə/, /ɹ_ˈɑː_ð_ə/

Synonyms for rather:

Sense 2

or.

Sense 3

fairly.

fully

enough.

scarcely

hardly.

somewhat

pretty.

in a way (adverb)

sort of.

preferably (adverb)

alternatively.

somewhat (adverb)

fairly.

all (adverb)

instead.

enough (adverb)

moderately.

instead (adverb)

instead, preferably.

kind of (adverb)

kind of.

Sense 2 (noun)

pretty, fairly, more or less.

rather (noun)

quite, sooner, instead, kind of, kinda, preferably, sort of.

Usage examples for rather:

  • I should rather say I did. - "Captivating Mary Carstairs", Henry Sydnor Harrison.
  • Ah, Zanoni, rather let me die! - "Zanoni", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
  • Actually it would have been almost better to send too few rather than too many. - "The Samurai Strategy", Thomas Hoover.

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