Student Thesaurus

One entry found for rather.
Entry Word: rather
Function: adverb
Text: 1 by choice or preference <I would rather go to the movies than stay at home>
Synonyms first, preferably, readily, soon, willingly
Related Words alternately, alternatively, either, instead; electively, optionally; desirably, gladly, wishfully; voluntarily
Near Antonyms reluctantly; forcibly, willy-nilly
Antonyms involuntarily, unwillingly
2 as a substitute <don't think of the test as torture but rather as a chance to show off how much you know> -- see INSTEAD
3 to some degree or extent <I say, don't you think that's rather expensive for a hamburger?> -- see FAIRLY