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rath·er

rather

 
pronunciation:
rae thr
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a more willing way; sooner.
I'd rather swim than sit on the beach.
definition 2: in some measure or degree.
He sang rather well.
definition 3: more correctly or accurately.
She called out loudly for help, or rather, she screamed.
definition 4: on the contrary.
He didn't feel relief about what happened, but rather, anger.