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Synonyms for rare

Synonyms for (adjective) rare

Synonyms: rare Definition: not widely distributed Usage: rare herbs; rare patches of green in the desert

Similar words: scarce Definition: deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand Usage: fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought

Synonyms: rare Definition: not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness Usage: a rare word; rare books

Similar words: uncommon Definition: not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind Usage: uncommon birds; frost and floods are uncommon during these months; doing an uncommon amount of business; an uncommon liking for money; he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability

Synonyms: rare Definition: (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside Usage: rare roast beef

Similar words: raw Definition: not treated with heat to prepare it for eating

Synonyms: rare Definition: recurring only at long intervals Usage: a rare appearance; total eclipses are rare events

Similar words: infrequent Definition: not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals Usage: infrequent outbursts of temper

Synonyms: rare, uncommon Definition: marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind Usage: 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

Similar words: extraordinary Definition: beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable Usage: extraordinary authority; an extraordinary achievement; her extraordinary beauty; enjoyed extraordinary popularity; an extraordinary capacity for work; an extraordinary session of the legislature

Synonyms: rare, rarefied, rarified Definition: having low density Usage: rare gasses; lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air

Similar words: thin Definition: relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous Usage: air is thin at high altitudes; a thin soup; skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk; thin oil