(noun, adverb, pronoun)


1. to a small degree or extent

- his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory

Similar word(s): slightly

2. to certain extent or degree

Similar word(s): fairly, jolly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably

Sentences with somewhat as an adverb:

- The crowd was somewhat larger than expected, perhaps due to the good weather.

- The decision to shave or not is a somewhat personal


1. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.

2. A person or thing of importance; a somebody.


1. (archaic) Something.