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rare1

 
 
pronunciation:
reIr
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: rarer, rarest
definition 1: happening or being found very infrequently; uncommon.
Cool days like this are rare in the summer down here.A major celebrity coming to our town is a rare event.It is rare to see these birds in our region.Tigers are becoming rare in that part of India now.
synonyms:
exceptional, uncommon, unusual
antonyms:
common, frequent, prevalent
similar words:
infrequent, recherché, scarce, singular, unique
definition 2: uncommonly great or admirable.
He has 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.
These gems are rare and costly.He prizes his rare postage stamps very highly.
synonyms:
precious
antonyms:
common, everyday
similar words:
priceless, recherché, singular, valuable
definition 4: lacking density, as a gas or the atmosphere.
The air is rare on the top of a high mountain.
synonyms:
rarefied
similar words:
attenuate, tenuous, thin
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derivation: rareness (n.)