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"somewhat" in British English

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somewhatadverb

uk   /ˈsʌm.wɒt/  us   /-wɑːt/ formal
C1 to some ​degree: 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 ​ourlongwalk.somewhat of to some ​degree: She was ​known for being somewhat of a ​strangecharacter.

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(Definition of somewhat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"somewhat" in American English

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somewhatadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsʌm·hwʌt, -wʌt, -hwɑt, -wɑt/
to some ​degree: Washington, D.C., is somewhat ​smaller than Baltimore. I was somewhat ​disappointed. Note: "Somewhat" is usually not used in negative phrases or sentences.
(Definition of somewhat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “somewhat”
in Arabic قَليلا…
in Korean 다소…
in Portuguese um tanto, bastante…
in Catalan una mica, més aviat…
in Japanese ちょっと, 若干…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有点,稍微有些…
in Turkish oldukça, az çok, az buçuk…
in Russian слегка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有點,稍微有些…
in Italian un poco, piuttosto…
in Polish trochę, odrobinę, nieco…
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