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Definitions for somewhat
ˈsʌmˌʰwʌt, -ˌʰwɒt, -ʰwət, -ˌwʌt, -ˌwɒt, -wətsome·what

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slightly, somewhat, more or lessadverb

    to a small degree or extent

    "his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory"; "the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other"

  2. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb

    to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

    "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

Wiktionary

  1. somewhatadverb

    To a limited extent or degree.

  2. somewhatpronoun

    something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somewhatnoun

    more or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something

  2. Somewhatnoun

    a person or thing of importance; a somebody

  3. Somewhatadverb

    in some degree or measure; a little

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2203

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3216

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Adverbs Frequency: #176

How to pronounce somewhat?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somewhat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somewhat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of somewhat in a Sentence

  1. Rick Wilson:

    They may look at Ron DeSantis and think, 'Oh he couldbe somewhat acceptable' but the minute that Ron DeSantis -- Iowa or New Hampshire or South Carolina -- and Trump sees it on Fox and loses his s--- and says 'Weak loser Ron DeSantis! He should be hated! He's not a tough manly man like me!' itwill absolutely destroy the guy's career.

  2. Donna Shalala:

    It's her first vote that puts in place leaders, no matter what her positions are. They have disrespected Miami for too long a period of time, we've had people that were somewhat moderate representing South Florida. All of them hit a brick wall with their ideas, and that's disrespecting the people of Miami. ... We should not reinforce that by sending someone up that's going to vote for that leadership.

  3. Jeremy Stretch:

    It’s very much a case of hopes for the future against the reality of the first quarter of this year which is going to still prove to be fairly troubled, for now at least, the optimism that we’re hoping for has been somewhat delayed and that has taken a little bit of steam out of the euro and just put a little bit of support back in the dollar but ultimately I think it is still a case of those high-beta commodity currencies, reflation currencies, will continue to perform well.

  4. Eric Hawkins:

    We are getting indications through my officers that the suspect was somewhat incoherent afterward, and so there's a question about his stability.

  5. Philip Tierno:

    It is somewhat helpful, since you’re cutting down on some of the salivary secretions, but there’s nothing foolproof here.

Images & Illustrations of somewhat

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