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rare1

rare1

 
 
pronunciation:
reIr
part of speech: adjective
inflections: rarer, rarest
definition 1: not often found or seen; not common.
A cool day in the middle of July is rare.
synonyms:
exceptional, uncommon, unusual
antonyms:
common
similar words:
infrequent, scarce, singular, unique
definition 2: unusually great; excellent; admirable.
She has a rare talent for singing.
synonyms:
exceptional
antonyms:
commonplace, ordinary
similar words:
extraordinary, outstanding, remarkable
definition 3: worth a lot because of uncommonness.
The museum paid a high price for the collection of rare coins.
synonyms:
precious
antonyms:
common, everyday
similar words:
priceless, valuable
definition 4: not dense; thin.
The air is rare on the top of a high mountain.
similar words:
thin
derivation: rareness (n.)