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 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
Recurring only at long intervals.
Not widely distributed.
Having low density:
— Rare gasses.
— Lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air.
Marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind:
— What is so rare as a day in June.
— A rare skill.
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
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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