Share this entry


Synonyms of rare in English:


  • 1 rare moments of privacy
    infrequent, scarce, sparse, few and far between, thin on the ground, like gold dust, as scarce as hen's teeth;
    occasional, limited, odd, isolated, unaccustomed, unwonted
    [Antonyms] common, frequent
  • 2 rare stamps
    unusual, recherché, uncommon, unfamiliar, atypical, singular
    [Antonyms] ordinary, commonplace
  • 3 a man of rare talent
    consummate, superior, superlative, first-class
    informalA1, top-notch
    [Antonyms] common, everyday
  • Definition of rare in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

    Related Words