rarely


rarely

adverb

  1. on rare occasions; infrequently; seldom: I’m rarely late for appointments.
  2. exceptionally; in an unusual degree.
  3. unusually or remarkably well; excellent.

adverb

  1. hardly ever; seldomI’m rarely in town these days
  2. to an unusual degree; exceptionally
  3. dialect uncommonly well; excellentlyhe did rarely at market yesterday
adv.

1550s, from rare (adj.1) + -ly (2). “Seldom, not often;” also “finely, excellently.”

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