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rare1

rare1

 
 
pronunciation:
reIr
part of speech: adjective
inflections: rarer, rarest
definition 1: happening very infrequently; uncommon.
synonyms:
exceptional, uncommon, unusual
antonyms:
common, frequent, prevalent
similar words:
infrequent, recherché, scarce, singular, unique
definition 2: uncommonly great or admirable.
generosity to a rare degree
synonyms:
exceptional, singular
antonyms:
commonplace, ordinary
similar words:
extraordinary, outstanding, phenomenal, recherché, remarkable
definition 3: of great value because of uncommonness.
a rare postage stamp
synonyms:
precious
antonyms:
common, everyday
similar words:
priceless, recherché, singular, valuable
definition 4: lacking density, as a gas or the atmosphere.
synonyms:
rarefied
similar words:
attenuate, tenuous, thin
derivation: rareness (n.)