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Synonyms for rare
rɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rare(adj)

    not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness

    "a rare word"; "rare books"

    Synonyms:
    rarefied, rarified, uncommon

    Antonyms:
    cooked, thick, ordinary, frequent, common, abundant

  2. rare(adj)

    recurring only at long intervals

    "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"

    Synonyms:
    rarefied, rarified, uncommon

    Antonyms:
    cooked, common, ordinary, frequent, abundant, thick

  3. rare(adj)

    not widely distributed

    "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"

    Synonyms:
    rarefied, rarified, uncommon

    Antonyms:
    abundant, frequent, common, thick, ordinary, cooked

  4. rare, rarefied, rarified(adj)

    having low density

    "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"

    Synonyms:
    uncommon, rarified, noble-minded, elevated, lofty, idealistic, exalted, sublime, high-minded, high-flown, grand, rarefied

    Antonyms:
    abundant, ordinary, thick, cooked, frequent, common

  5. rare, uncommon(adj)

    marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind

    "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"

    Synonyms:
    rarefied, rarified, uncommon

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, thick, abundant, cooked, frequent, common

  6. rare(adj)

    (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside

    "rare roast beef"

    Synonyms:
    rarefied, rarified, uncommon

    Antonyms:
    abundant, common, ordinary, frequent, thick, cooked

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rare

    Unique is alone of its kind; rare is infrequent of its kind; great poems are rare; "Paradise Lost" is unique. To say of a thing that it is rare is simply to affirm that it is now seldom found, whether previously common or not; as, a rare old book; a rare word; to call a thing scarce implies that it was at some time more plenty, as when we say food or money is scarce. A particular fruit or coin may be rare; scarce applies to demand and use, and almost always to concrete things; to speak of virtue, genius, or heroism as scarce would be somewhat ludicrous. Rare has the added sense of precious, which is sometimes, but not necessarily, blended with that above given; as, a rare gem. Extraordinary, signifying greatly beyond the ordinary, is a neutral word, capable of a high and good sense or of an invidious, opprobrious, or contemptuous signification; as, extraordinary genius; extraordinary wickedness; an extraordinary assumption of power; extraordinary antics; an extraordinary statement is incredible without overwhelming proof.

    See synonyms for GENERAL; NORMAL; USUAL.

    Synonyms:
    curious, extraordinary, incomparable, infrequent, odd, peculiar, precious, remarkable, scarce, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unusual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rare(a.)

    Synonyms:
    thin, subtile, not dense

  2. rare(a.)

    Synonyms:
    SCARCE, uncommon, infrequent, unfrequent, singular, extraordinary, strange, out of the way, not common

  3. rare(a.)

    Synonyms:
    choice, fine, excellent, exquisite, incomparable, inimitable

  4. rare(a.)

    Synonyms:
    underdone, nearly raw, not well done or well cooked

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rare(a)

    Synonyms:
    uncommon, unusual, strange, infrequent, singular, curious, exquisite, fine, incomparable, recherché, sparse, dispersed, subtile, fine, thin, rarefied, tenuous, underdone

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    uncommon, scarce, nader, infrequent, unusual, few, nadir, rarely, sparse, exceptional, rarity, precious, seldom

How to pronounce rare?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say rare in sign language?

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How to use rare in a sentence?

  1. Brad Bell:

    True love is not rare at the age of a teen, but recognizing it as true love is.

  2. Christine Elliott:

    I think that we should start with where we see a real problem, and Ontario sees a real problem with the rare and orphan disease drugs, on the other issues, we don't see that there's a problem, with respect to Ontario.

  3. Yann Hulin:

    We've had a few client requests here and there, especially for wine bottles, which of course we oblige, but in terms of dishes, it's extremely rare.

  4. Dr. Barnes Mawrie:

    2.“Life is like a traffic jam. You’ve got to be patient and wait on till an opportunity comes for you to drive ahead”. 3.“Life is like an onion, the deeper you peel into it the more tears it brings to your eyes”. 4.“Never wait for the best time to do good because good can be done best any time”. 5.“Think creatively, plan minutely and act resolutely and success is sure to come your way”. 6.“All intelligent persons are not successful but all successful people are intelligent”. 7.“Winners are those who act on their dreams but losers are those who dream of their acts”. 8.“Learning to accept defeat is the first step towards victory”. 9.“People who complain about their life are like beggars sitting on a heap of gold”. 10.“Theology is the study of God but not all theologians discover God”. 11. “One who discerns God’s will is treading on the path of salvation”. 12.“Environmental pollution is the most deadly sin because it springs from lack of concern and absence of love for the other”. 13.“Do not be afraid of enemies who criticize you but beware of friends who secretly despise you”. 14.“The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that the former sees the dusk while the latter sees the dawn”. 15.“Religious fanaticism is the religion of the most irreligious and Godless people”. 16.“He who says only my religion is good, is putting a fence around God’s goodness and is guilty of God manipulation”. 17.“Too much religiosity is bad for the soul as too much food is bad for the body. Religious excessiveness is the breeding ground of fanaticism”. 18.“A religion that does not teach love of neighbour is either a bad religion or no religion at all”. 19.“A community is not an addition of number but a multiplication of love”. 20.“The three most important components of an ideal community are: the head to think and plan, the heart to forgive and love and the hands to serve and care”. 21.“Peace is a rare commodity which can be bought only through love”. 22.“Personal freedom is not a privilege to be misused but a responsibility to be carried out”. 23.“True love starts with perception and ends in compassion”. 24.“A good ship is tested in stormy weather so too true friendship is tested in difficult times”. 25.“Every tree cut down is oxygen lost and life endangered”. 26.“Wars are the darkest spots in human history and the height of human folly”. 27.“There is no greater fool than the one who does not know himself”. 28.“There is no greater folly than the failure to grab opportunities in life”. 29.“An education that does not form the heart leads to deviation of character”. 30.“Education that does not open the mind and heart of a person is a self defeating endeavour”. 31.“Education begins in the womb and ends in the tomb”.

  5. Jonathan Lipson:

    These disputes are quite rare in this context, it's a high-stakes move by Jones Day.


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