Synonyms and Antonyms of rare

  1. 1 being out of the ordinary even among the prize-winning roses, this one is a rare beauty Synonyms of rare aberrant, aberrated, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, especial, exceeding, extraordinaire, extraordinary, freak, odd, peculiar, phenomenal, preternatural, exceptional, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwontedWords Related to rare conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, salient, striking; bizarre, deviant, eccentric, freakish, monstrous, oddball, outlandish, quaint, strange, weird; incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unimaginable, unthinkableNear Antonyms of rare everyday, familiar, frequentAntonyms of rare common, customary, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, unextraordinary, usual

  2. 2 having qualities that appeal to a refined taste rare specialty wools, such as cashmere, prized for their fineness, lightness and exceptional warmth Synonyms of rare dainty, delicate, elegant, exquisite, fine, choice, recherché, selectWords Related to rare bijou, jewellike; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special; elite, exclusive; classic, excellent, fabulous, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), noble, outstanding, par excellence, premium, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, transcendant, unsurpassed, wonderful; ultrarareNear Antonyms of rare coarse, gross, kitsch, kitschy, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, tasteless, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar; commercial, mass-produced, popular; common, ordinary; average, lesser, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate; deficient, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

  3. 3 not often occurring or repeated the French pronunciation of the family's name is rare, except in Louisiana Synonyms of rare isolated, occasional, odd, infrequent, sporadicWords Related to rare scarce, scattered, uncommon, unique, unusual; choppy, discontinuous, erratic, fitful, intermittent, irregular, spasmodic, spotty, unsteadyNear Antonyms of rare daily, regular; common, ordinary, routineAntonyms of rare frequent

  4. 4 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced “Such good manners are rare these days,” remarked Mrs. Denby, as the young man let her go ahead of him in line Synonyms of rare curious, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, unusual, singular, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, weirdWords Related to rare bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky (also kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, specialNear Antonyms of rare unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms of rare common, ordinary, plain, usual

Synonym Discussion of rare

choice, exquisite, elegant, rare, delicate, dainty mean having qualities that appeal to a cultivated taste. choice stresses preeminence in quality or kind.
    • choice fabric
exquisite implies a perfection in workmanship or design that appeals only to very sensitive taste.
    • an exquisite gold bracelet
elegant applies to what is rich and luxurious but restrained by good taste.
    • a sumptuous but elegant dining room
rare suggests an uncommon excellence.
    • rare beauty
delicate implies exquisiteness, subtlety, and fragility.
    • delicate craftsmanship
dainty sometimes carries an additional suggestion of smallness and of appeal to the eye or palate.
    • dainty sandwiches

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