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1. somewhat

adverb. ['ˈsʌmˈwʌt, ˈsʌmˈhwʌt'] to a small degree or extent.

Synonyms

  • more or less

Antonyms

  • extraordinary

Etymology

  • some (English)
  • some (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • what (English)

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Rhymes with Somewhat

  • somewhat

Sentences with somewhat


1. Adverb
Near Lake Michigan, the sandy soil is very wet and somewhat reduced.

2. Wh-pronoun
Human spermatozoan cells look somewhat like tadpoles.

Quotes about somewhat


1. My books are shelved in different places, depending on the bookstore. Sometimes they can be found in the Mystery section, sometimes in the Humor department, and occasionally even in the Literature aisle, which is somewhat astounding.
- Carl Hiaasen

2. I love the idea of things being strict and things being uniform. That's the reason why I surround each collection with humor or irony. I want to make sure that it's not too serious and that there is some element that throws it off because otherwise that would make it really boring. There's always a story that's somewhat fantastical.
- Thom Browne

3. I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
- Oscar Wilde

2. somewhat

adverb. ['ˈsʌmˈwʌt, ˈsʌmˈhwʌt'] to a moderately sufficient extent or degree.

Synonyms

  • fairly
  • reasonably
  • moderately
  • passably
  • pretty
  • middling

Antonyms

  • immoderately
  • joyless
  • unfairly
  • ugly

Etymology

  • some (English)
  • some (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • what (English)
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