rather

[adv] - on the contrary 2. [adv] - to some (great or small) extent
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Rather

• (a.) More properly; more correctly speaking. • (a.) Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the other; somewhat. • (a.) Earlier; sooner; before. • (a.) More readily or willingly; preferably. • (a.) Prior; earlier; former. • (a.) In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather ...
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rather

kinda adverb 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`
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Rather

Rath'er (ră&thlig;'ẽr) adjective [ Compar. of Rath , adjective ] Prior; earlier; former. [ Obsolete] « Now no man dwelleth at the rather town.» Sir J. Mandeville.
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