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SOMEWHAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does somewhat mean? 

SOMEWHAT (adverb)
  The adverb SOMEWHAT has 2 senses:

1. to a small degree or extent
2. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

  Familiarity information: SOMEWHAT used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOMEWHAT (adverb)


Sense 1somewhat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a small degree or extent

Synonyms:

slightly; somewhat

Context examples:

his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory / the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other


Sense 2somewhat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a moderately sufficient extent or degree

Synonyms:

fairly; middling; moderately; passably; reasonably; within reason; somewhat

Context examples:

the shoes are priced reasonably / he is fairly clever with computers / they lived comfortably within reason


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