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1 rare

Not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness.

Roget 473: improbable, unlikely, contrary to all reasonable expectation; wild [Coll.], far out [Coll.], out of sight [Coll.], outtasight [Coll.], heavy [Coll.].    rare etc. (infrequent) 137; unheard of, ... meer laten zien

Roget 648: harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.    beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable etc. (useful) 644; advantageous, ... meer laten zien

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... meer laten zien

Roget 137: unfrequent, infrequent; rare, rare as a blue diamond; few etc. 103; scarce; almost unheard of, unprecedented, which has not occurred within the memory of the which has not occurred within the memory of the oldest inhabitant, not within one's previous experience; not since Adam.    scarce as hen's teeth; ... meer laten zien

Roget 103: few; scant, scanty; thin, rare, scattered, thinly scattered, spotty, few and far between, exiguous; infrequent etc. 137; rari nantes [Lat.]; ... meer laten zien

Roget 20: unimitated, uncopied; unmatched, unparalleled; inimitable etc. 13; unique, original; creative, inventive, untranslated; exceptional, ... meer laten zien



2 rare

Recurring only at long intervals.

3 rare

Not widely distributed.

4 rare

Having low density:
— Rare gasses.
— Lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air.

synoniemen: rarefied, rarified.

Roget 322: rare, subtile, thin, fine, tenuous, compressible, flimsy, slight; light etc. 320; cavernous, spongy etc. ... meer laten zien

5 rare

Marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind:
— What is so rare as a day in June.
— A rare skill.

synoniem: uncommon.

Roget 83: uncomformable, exceptional; abnormal, abnormous; anomalous, anomalistic; out of order, out of place, out of keeping, out of tune, out of one's element; irregular, arbitrary; teratogenic; ... meer laten zien

6 rare

of meat Cooked a short time; still red inside.


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: a cut above, above, admirable, adulterated, ahead, airy, almost unheard-of, another, ascendant, at a premium, attenuate, attenuated, atypical, beguiling, better, bewildering, boyish, breakaway, capping, celebrated ... meer laten zien.

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