somewhat


1some·what

pronoun \-ˌ(h)wät, -ˌ(h)wət, (ˌ)səm-ˈ\

—used to make a statement or description less forceful or definite

Full Definition of SOMEWHAT

:  something

First Known Use of SOMEWHAT

13th century

2somewhat

adverb

: in a small amount or degree : to some degree

Full Definition of SOMEWHAT

:  in some degree or measure :  slightly

Examples of SOMEWHAT

  1. He felt somewhat awkward in his suit.
  2. Our work has progressed somewhat.
  3. The course is somewhat more difficult than I was told it would be.

First Known Use of SOMEWHAT

13th century

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