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rather

rath·er

rather

 
pronunciation:
rae thr
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: more willingly; sooner.
I'd rather eat than drink.
definition 2: in some measure or degree.
He sang rather well.
similar words:
kind of
definition 3: more accurately or correctly.
She spoke loudly, or rather she screamed.
definition 4: on the contrary.
They did not experience pain, but rather pleasure.