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Rather | English Usage

Rather is an adverb of degree. Its meaning is similar to fairly and quite. She is rather tall. The interview was rather tough. With adjectives and adverbs, rather suggests ‘more than is usual’ ‘more than was expected’ and similar ideas. I speak French rather...

Fairly vs. Quite vs. Rather vs. Pretty

Fairly is an adverb of degree. It generally modifies adjectives and adverbs. He can speak English fairly well. Fairly does not suggest a very high degree. ‘How was the film?’ ‘Fairly good.’ (Not the...