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somewhat

[suhm-hwuht, -hwot, -hwuh t, -wuht, -wot, -wuh t] /ˈsʌmˌʰwʌt, -ˌʰwɒt, -ʰwət, -ˌwʌt, -ˌwɒt, -wət/
adverb
1.
in some measure or degree; to some extent:
not angry, just somewhat disturbed.
noun
2.
some part, portion, amount, etc.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see some, what
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British Dictionary definitions for some-what

somewhat

/ˈsʌmˌwɒt/
adverb
1.
(not used with a negative) rather; a bit: she found it somewhat less easy than he
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Word Origin and History for some-what

somewhat

adv.

c.1200, "in a certain amount, to a certain degree," from some + what. Replaced Old English sumdæl, sume dæle "somewhat, some portion," literally "some deal."

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