English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'rarely'

(adverb) 
Definition
hardly ever
Synonyms
seldom
They seldom speak.
, ,
almost never
,
hardly ever
,
little
We go there very little nowadays.
,
once in a while
,
infrequently
,
on rare occasions
,
once in a blue moon (informal)
Once in a blue moon you get some problems.
,
only now and then
,
scarcely ever
Opposites
,
commonly
, ,
regularly
,
(adverb) 
Definition
to an unusual degree
Synonyms
exceptionally
exceptionally heavy rainfall
,
finely
,
notably
a notably brave officer who had served under Wolfe at Quebec
,
remarkably
,
unusually
this year's unusually harsh winter
,
extraordinarily
,
singularly
a singularly ill-judged enterprise
,
uncommonly
Mary was uncommonly good at tennis.

Usage note

Since the meaning of rarely is `hardly ever', the combination rarely ever is repetitive and should be avoided in careful writing, even though you may sometimes hear this phrase used in informal speech.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of little
Definition
not much or often
We go there very little nowadays.
Synonyms
not often,
infrequently,
hardly ever
in the sense of notably
a notably brave officer who had served under Wolfe at Quebec
Synonyms
remarkably,
extraordinarily,
noticeably,
strikingly,
conspicuously,
outstandingly,
signally
in the sense of once in a blue moon
Once in a blue moon you get some problems.
Synonyms
almost never,
very seldom,
hardly ever,
scarcely ever

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