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Synonyms for rarely
ˈrɛər lirare·ly

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  1. rarelyadverb

    infrequently, barely, once in a while, hardly, scarcely, sporadically, seldom

    frequently, usually, often

  2. rarelyadverb

    Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.

    barely, hardly, sporadically, once in a while, infrequently, scarcely, seldom

    frequently, usually, often

  3. rarelyadverb

    Unusually well; excellently.

    sporadically, once in a while, hardly, barely, seldom, scarcely, infrequently

    usually, often, frequently

  4. rarelyadverb

    To a rare degree; very.

    hardly, sporadically, barely, once in a while, seldom, infrequently, scarcely

    usually, often, frequently

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldomadverb

    not often

    "we rarely met"


    oftentimes, frequently, ofttimes, oft, often

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rarelyadverb

    infrequently, seldom

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rarely":

    seldom, infrequently, rare, sparsely, hardly, scarcely, often

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How to use rarely in a sentence?

  1. RJ Intindola:

    Small minded people rarely have any ideas, just a litany of complaints.

  2. Irma Kurtz:

    Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

  3. Kane Ray:

    In the A320 family, accidents and incidents range from fan-cowl detachment, landing gear collapse, bird strikes right through to hull-losses through pilot error, most aircraft have teething problems and in most cases these are eradicated. Very rarely, these issues cause disasters -- largely because of a culmination of factors that lead to the event.

  4. Richard Dieter:

    The death penalty is on the books, but rarely carried out.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A female is usually good as a daughter but very rarely good as a wife

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