What does somewhat mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slightly, somewhat, more or less(adverb)

    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, passably(adverb)

    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. somewhat(Adverb)

    To a limited extent or degree.

  2. somewhat(Pronoun)

    something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somewhat(noun)

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

  2. Somewhat(noun)

    a person or thing of importance; a somebody

  3. Somewhat(adverb)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say somewhat in sign language?

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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. Viljami Salmela:

    What came as a surprise was that depressed patients perceived the contrast of the images shown differently from non-depressed individuals, patients suffering from depression perceived the visual illusion presented in the patterns as weaker and, consequently, the contrast as somewhat stronger, than those who had not been diagnosed with depression.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The majority of people have got the government as they deserve for their depravity; but sadly it is not they but others in extreme minority who are safeguarding somewhat humanity in life get often the maximum punishment.

  3. Javier Palomarez:

    I told him that both sides were at fault, on the one hand, it appeared Jorge spoke out of term and somewhat commandeered the microphone, and on the other hand, this issue (of immigration) for Jorge Ramos is considerably different for him than most other journalists in the room, let's face it. And I think Donald could have done a better job of hearing him out and allowing him an opportunity to ask his questions.

  4. Manhattan Defense Attorney Lance Fletcher:

    There is merit to claim but this type of thing happens on the Internet so often that enforcement is somewhat rare.

  5. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin:

    The instinct to command others, in its primitive essence, is a carnivorous, altogether bestial and savage instinct. Under the influence of the mental development of man, it takes on a somewhat more ideal form and becomes somewhat ennobled, presenting itself as the instrument of reason and the devoted servant of that abstraction, or political fiction, which is called the public good. But in its essence it remains just as baneful, and it becomes even more so when, with the application of science, it extends its scope and intensifies the power of its action. If there is a devil in history, it is this power principle.

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