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
    exceptional, outstanding, unparalleled, peerless, matchless, unique, unrivaled, inimitable, beyond compare, without equal, second to none, unsurpassed; consummate, superior, superlative, first-class
    informal A1, top-notch
    [Antonyms] common everyday
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