Definition of 'seldom'
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We seldom hear loyalty used in this respect. Christianity Today (2000)There is seldom less than a photo finish between them. The Sun (2008)Serial cheats seldom choose to leave home and your lover has no need to. The Sun (2010)They were always complaining about the air conditioning and seldom happy with my recommendations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet she seldom speaks in her own voice. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)You seldom hear him float grand technical concepts or airy theories. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Individuals who lack respect for other people are seldom happy. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)You will seldom find a bunch of more miserable looking individuals than on a British bus. The Sun (2014)His English was apparently good but he seldom used it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When he and his owners go for a touch, they seldom leave the money behind. The Sun (2011)You seldom see a photo of a husband in a woman's office. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. Little Women (1869)But once bought, its products are seldom used. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Apparently he seldom leaves his home because he doesn't enjoy being singled out in the street. The Sun (2007)I had seldom seen anything less like an elephant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I seldom see a body at the pool lacking some kind of permanent scribble. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'seldom'
British English: seldom /ˈsɛldəm/ ADVERB
If something seldom happens, it does not happen often.
They seldom speak.
- American English: seldom
- Arabic: نادِراً ما
- Brazilian Portuguese: raramente
- Chinese: 很少
- Croatian: rijetko
- Czech: zřídka
- Danish: sjældent
- Dutch: zelden
- European Spanish: rara vez
- Finnish: harvoin
- French: rarement
- German: selten
- Greek: σπάνια
- Italian: raramente
- Japanese: めったに･･･しない
- Korean: 드물게
- Norwegian: sjelden
- Polish: rzadko
- European Portuguese: raramente
- Romanian: rareori
- Russian: редко
- Spanish: rara vez
- Swedish: sällan
- Thai: ไม่ค่อยจะ
- Turkish: nadiren
- Ukrainian: рідко
- Vietnamese: hiếm khi
Definition of seldom from the Collins English Dictionary
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