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somewhat adv
1 to a small degree or extent; "his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory"; "the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other" [syn: slightly]
2 to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"; "they lived comfortably within reason" [syn: reasonably, moderately, within reason, fairly, middling, passably] [ant: unreasonably, unreasonably]

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  • (UK) /ˈsʌmwɒt/
  • (US) /ˈsʌmwɑt/
  • Hyphenation: some·what


  1. To a limited extent or degree.


See also


  1. something


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a bit, a little, adequately, after a fashion, any, anything, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, aught, comparatively, considerably, detectably, extremely, fairly, far, in a manner, in a measure, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely, insignificantly, kind of, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately, modestly, more or less, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, pretty, pro tanto, purely, quite, rather, relatively, scarcely, significantly, simply, slightly, so far, some, something, sort of, thus far, to a degree, to some degree, to some extent, tolerably, very, visibly
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