Definition of somewhat in English:

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somewhat

Pronunciation: /ˈsəmˌ(h)wät/
/ˈsəmˌ(h)wət/

adverb

To a moderate extent or by a moderate amount: matters have improved somewhat since then [as submodifier]: a somewhat thicker book
More example sentences
  • Also this post would be rather dull, and somewhat limited if I did not quote the email.
  • Matters were getting somewhat out of hand with those native to the city finding it hard to get a house.
  • Following the link took me to a page somewhat like this, which was all rather scary to say the least.
Synonyms
a little, a bit, to some extent, (up) to a point, in some measure, rather, quite, some
informal kind of, kinda, sort of, sorta
slightly, relatively, comparatively, moderately, fairly, rather, quite, marginally

Phrases

somewhat of

Something of: it was somewhat of a disappointment
More example sentences
  • Far fewer people speak English in the suburbs, so going out for dinner becomes somewhat of an adventure.
  • Hiding what I disapprove of on my face is somewhat of a challenge.
  • Like Winston, he noted how the debate has come to somewhat of a standstill.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: some·what

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