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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

How to pronounce rare?

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How to use rare in a sentence?

  1. National Grid:

    As generation would not be expected to trip off or de-load in response to a lightning strike, this appears to represent an extremely rare and unexpected event, this unexpected loss of generation meant that the frequency fell very quickly and went outside the normal range of 50.5Hz – 49.5Hz.

  2. Ali Khan:

    So, we're all optimistic that there are currently three vaccines in Phase 3 trials -- that maybe one of these vaccines is so excellent that you don't need to vaccinate 30,000 people to find that it's going to work. However, the concern is that if you don't do a full set of these so-called Phase 3 trials, that you will miss rare side effects.

  3. Matthew Gray:

    Finding a pearl in an edible oyster is very rare, anecdotally, it's estimated to be something like 1/10,000, but I think this is being generous.

  4. Bart Wakabayashi:

    Ahead of the weekend, there seemed to be a market consensus that something would get done for Greece, so it was a rare occasion when the market takes position for the optimistic view.

  5. Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal:

    It is rare that in any inspection a facility would come out with no citations, if it's a number of citations, all of which are low-level, we ask for a plan of correction. We make sure the facility follows through -- and that's what this facility did here.

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