Definition of “somewhat” - English Dictionary


“somewhat” in English

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uk /ˈsʌm.wɒt/ us /ˈsʌm.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 our long walk.
somewhat of

to some degree:

She was known for being somewhat of a strange character.

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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)