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Correct spelling:
rather
Definition:
With more reason.

Synonyms:

adverb
in a way
sort of.
instead
alternately, as a substitute, in preference, rather than.
moderately
a little, temperately, tolerantly, within reason, quite a bit, within limits, in reason, more than not, not exactly.
preferably
alternatively, by choice.
quite
significantly, to some degree.
relatively
comparably, to some extent, some extent.
somewhat
fairly, insignificantly, bearably, in part, to a degree, not much, a degree.
sufficiently
well.
well
becomingly, effortlessly, fittingly, luxuriantly, plentifully, by a wide margin.
adverb
all
instead, rather.
considerably
appreciably, far, greatly, markedly, rather, remarkably, substantially, very much.
enough
abundantly, acceptably, amply, barely, decently, moderately, proportionately, satisfactorily, sufficiently, Commensurately, admissibly.
extremely
very.
fairly
adequately, pretty well.
halfway
compromising, conciliatory, imperfectly, incompletely, insufficiently, medially, middling, midway, nearly, partially, partly, unsatisfactorily, restrictedly, half the distance, in part, to a degree, to the middle, pretty*.
instead
alternative, instead, preferably, as a substitute, on second thought, on behalf of, in place of, rather than, in lieu.
kind of
kind of.
moderately
gently, temperately, tolerable, tolerantly, within reason, quite a bit, within limits, in reason, in moderation, more than not, not exactly.
pretty
ample, large, much, notable, pretty much, sizable.
rather
a bit, a little, alternately, alternatively, by choice, comparatively, considerably, enough, fairly, first, kind of, more or less, noticeably, passably, pretty, quite, reasonably, relatively, slightly, so-so, some, something, somewhat, sooner, sort of, tolerably, very, well, willingly, averagely, to some extent, a good bit, in preference, to some degree, in lieu of, as a matter of choice, by preference, in a certain degree, just as soon, more readily, more willingly, much sooner, ratherish.
well
readily.
noun
rather
instead, kind of, kinda, preferably, quite, sooner, sort of.
Examples of usage:
  1. It seems rather hard. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  2. I would rather see her dead." – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  3. I rather thought so. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  4. Well, that is rather a new thought to me. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  5. I'd rather have any one than that! – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson

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