rather

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɑːðər/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈræðɚ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(adv. raᵺər, räᵺər; interj. raᵺûr, räᵺûr)



rather
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Sense: Interjection: assuredly - UK, dated
Synonyms:
I should say so!, certainly , of course, most assuredly (formal), no doubt about it, and how!, indeed , that's for sure! (informal), you're telling me! (slang), you're not joking! (informal), you're not kidding! (informal), no kidding! (informal), I should cocoa! (UK, dated, regional, slang), undoubtedly , sure (informal), naturally , by all means
Sense: Adverb: to some degree
Synonyms:
fairly , somewhat , quite (UK), moderately, considerably, reasonably, slightly , very , a little , a bit (informal), to a certain extent, to some extent, to some degree, more than a little
Sense: Adverb: preferably
Synonyms:
first , preferably , sooner, by choice, much sooner, just as soon, more willingly, willingly , voluntarily, gladly, more readily, readily , as a matter of choice, in preference, instead
Sense: Adverb: to be precise
Synonyms:
to be precise, to be exact, more to the point, more precisely, more accurately
Sense: Adverb: on the contrary
Synonyms:
on the contrary, conversely , quite the contrary, quite the reverse, quite the opposite, instead , in fact
Sense: Conjunction: instead of - followed by 'than'
Synonyms:
instead of, as opposed to, in place of, in lieu of, as an alternative to, sooner than (dated)

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