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somewhat

adverb uk   /ˈsʌm.wɒt/ us    /-wɑːt/ formal
C1 to some degree; rather: The resort has changed somewhat over the last few years. She's somewhat more confident than she used to be. We were somewhat tired after our long walk.somewhat of to some degree: She was known for being somewhat of a strange character.
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in Korean 다소…
in Arabic قَليلا…
in Portuguese um tanto, bastante…
in Catalan una mica, més aviat…
in Japanese ちょっと, 若干…
in Italian un poco, piuttosto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有點,稍微有些…
in Russian слегка…
in Turkish oldukça, az çok, az buçuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有点,稍微有些…
in Polish trochę, odrobinę, nieco…
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