Need another word that means the same as “rarely”? Find 12 synonyms and 30 related words for “rarely” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Rarely” are: seldom, infrequently, hardly ever, scarcely ever, hardly, scarcely, almost never, once in a while, only now and then, not often, only occasionally, sporadically
Rarely as an Adverb
Definitions of "Rarely" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “rarely” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- Not often; seldom.
- Not often.
- Remarkably well.
- To an unusual degree; exceptionally.
Synonyms of "Rarely" as an adverb (12 Words)
|almost never||Slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.|
|hardly||Scarcely (used to qualify a statement by saying that it is true to an insignificant degree.|
A thing hardly bigger than a credit card.
|hardly ever||Almost not.|
|infrequently||Not many times.|
He cooks but only infrequently.
|not often||Many times at short intervals.|
|once in a while||On one occasion.|
|only now and then||Without any others being included or involved.|
|only occasionally||Never except when.|
Had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open.
|scarcely ever||Almost not.|
He was seldom absent.
|sporadically||In a sporadic manner.|
He only works sporadically.
Usage Examples of "Rarely" as an adverb
- I rarely drive above 50 mph.
- The rarely fine Sheraton bookcase.
- We rarely met.
- You can write rarely now, after all your schooling.
Associations of "Rarely" (30 Words)
|anymore||At the present or from now on; usually used with a negative.|
Alice doesn t live here anymore.
|barely||In a sparse or scanty way.|
Their barely furnished house.
|coincidentally||In a way that results from chance despite being very unlikely.|
The three are coincidentally reunited when captured by the enemy.
|curio||A rare, unusual, or intriguing object.|
They had such fun over the wonderful box of curios that Jack had sent from India.
|curiosity||An unusual or interesting object or fact.|
Filled with curiosity she peered through the window.
|deficient||Inadequate in amount or degree.|
Deficient in common sense.
|frequently||Many times at short intervals.|
They go abroad frequently.
|hardly||Slowly and with difficulty.|
She could hardly sit up.
|infrequently||Not often; rarely.|
He cooks but only infrequently.
|insufficient||Of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement.|
There was insufficient evidence to convict him.
|meager||Deficient in amount or quality or extent.|
|meagerly||To a meager degree or in a meager manner.|
These voices are meagerly represented at the conference.
|occasional||Occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly.|
An occasional table.
|occasionally||Sporadically and infrequently.|
He was arrogant and occasionally callous.
|oddity||A strange attitude or habit.|
Realizing the oddity of the remark he retracted it.
|often||Frequently or in great quantities.|
We often met over a cup of coffee.
|rare||Recurring only at long intervals.|
Rare patches of green in the desert.
|rarity||Something unusual — perhaps worthy of collecting.|
The rarity of the condition.
|scant||Provide grudgingly or in insufficient amounts.|
He does not scant his attention to the later writings.
|scanty||Lacking in amplitude or quantity.|
The women looked cold in their scanty bodices.
Fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought.
|scarcely||Only a very short time before.|
They could scarcely all be wrong.
A great but seldom pleasure.
|sometimes||On certain occasions or in certain cases but not always.|
Sometimes I want to do things on my own.
Information on earnings is sparse.
|sparsely||In a thinly dispersed manner; in small numbers.|
A sparsely populated region.
|sporadically||Occasionally or at irregular intervals.|
The comedy is only sporadically funny.
|typically||In a typical manner.|
The illness typically lasts five to ten days.
He is an uncommonly good talker.