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Synonyms for rarely
ˈrɛər li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldom(adverb)

    not often

    "we rarely met"

    Synonyms:
    seldom

    Antonyms:
    oftentimes, frequently, ofttimes, oft, often

Wiktionary

  1. rarely(adverb)

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

    Antonyms:
    often, frequently, usually

  2. rarely(adverb)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    often, usually, frequently

  3. rarely(adverb)

    Unusually well; excellently.

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

    Antonyms:
    usually, frequently, often

  4. rarely(adverb)

    To a rare degree; very.

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

    Antonyms:
    usually, often, frequently

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rarely(adv)

    Synonyms:
    infrequently, seldom

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rarely":

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

How to pronounce rarely?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say rarely in sign language?

  1. rarely

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#866often
#2682rare
#6787hardly
#7073rarely
#8208barely
#14419seldom
#21962scarcely
#35926infrequently
#43315sparsely
#54149sporadically

How to use rarely in a sentence?

  1. Voltaire:

    We are rarely proud when we are alone.

  2. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.

  3. John McDonnell:

    I think you will find this invaluable... Let's quote from Mao Zedong, rarely done in this chamber.

  4. Doug Watts:

    He was well aware of the speech and the content and the development of the speech, but clearly he could have used more time reading it over several times, given that he rarely delivers a prepared text. I will take responsibility for that.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Those who end their day by watching television rarely start it by setting up an alarm clock.


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