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  Definition of rather
  1. to some (great or small) extent; "it was rather cold"; "the party was rather nice"; "the knife is rather dull"; "I rather regret that I cannot attend"; "He''s rather good at playing the cello"; "he is kind of shy"
  2. to a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich"
  3. on the contrary; "rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"; "he didn''t call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"; "used English terms instead of Latin ones"
  4. more readily or willingly; "clean it well, preferably with warm water"; "I''d rather be in Philadelphia"; "I''d sooner die than give up"
Similar Words: kind of, kinda, sort of, quite, instead, preferably, sooner

 

Anagrams: heater, hearth, aether, threat, Aether, Hertha, hatter, reheat

 

 
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