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Definition of "somewhat" []

  • To some extent or degree; rather. (adverb)
  • Something: The news was somewhat of a surprise. (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "somewhat" in a sentence
  • "He is somewhat, as the lady on the other side of the table says, _somewhat_ in the 'sear leaf,' by which name indeed she is pleased to call him; but there is enough of spring in her, to suffice for all deficiencies in him."
  • "The government's austerity drive has shown signs of paying off, which has shielded Spain somewhat from the renewed market turmoil that has sent risk premiums for Portugal and Ireland soaring."
  • "The term somewhat dull rather than pure D dull was used to descibe this area, because there is still a shot of color here before summer begins."