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1. rather

adverb. ['ˈræðɝ, ˈrʌðɝ'] to some (great or small) extent.

Synonyms

  • sort of
  • kinda

Etymology

  • rather (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Rather

  • smother
  • brother
  • another
  • yother
  • suther
  • souther
  • nother
  • mother
  • futher
  • uther
  • other

How do you pronounce rather?

Pronounce rather as ˈrəðər.

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Sentences with rather


1. Adverb
First and foremost, the fence must be considered a "home improvement" rather than a home repair.

Quotes about rather


1. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

2. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
- Albert Einstein

3. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

2. rather

adverb. ['ˈræðɝ, ˈrʌðɝ'] on the contrary; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter".

Etymology

  • rather (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. rather

adverb. ['ˈræðɝ, ˈrʌðɝ'] more readily or willingly.

Synonyms

  • sooner

Etymology

  • rather (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. rather

adverb. ['ˈræðɝ, ˈrʌðɝ'] to a degree (not used with a negative).

Etymology

  • rather (Middle English (1100-1500))
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