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rare

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3 not often occurring or repeated

  • the French pronunciation of the familyʼs name is rare, except in Louisiana
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few and far between

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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
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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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