Definition of RATHER

Adverb : RATHER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) more readily or willingly; "clean it well, preferably with warm water"; "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"; "I'd sooner die than give up" ;

  • 4. (

    ) to a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich" ;

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