Definition of rather:

part of speech: adverb

More readily or willingly; with better liking; somewhat; more so than otherwise; in some degree; more correctly speaking; sooner; the rather, the sooner; the more so; I had rather, I would sooner; rather deaf, slightly or somewhat deaf.

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