Synonyms of rather in English:



  • 1 I'd rather you went
    by preference, sooner, preferably, from/by choice, more willingly, more readily; North Americanif I had my druthers
  • 2 it all sounds rather complicated
  • 3 she was finally forced to confront her true feelings for him—or rather, her lack of feelings
    more precisely, to be precise, to be exact, strictly speaking, correctly speaking
  • 4 she seemed indifferent rather than angry
    more, more truly; as opposed to, instead of
  • 5 the judgement was not impulsive, but rather a carefully thought-out decision
    on the contrary, quite the opposite, instead
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