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Minimally vs Rarely - What's the difference?

minimally | rarely |

As adverbs the difference between minimally and rarely

is that minimally is in a minimal way, in the least manner while rarely is not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.




  • In a minimal way, in the least manner.
  • rarely



    (en adverb)
  • Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.
  • We rarely go to the theatre.
    Rarely do you ever find an eagle this far up the river.
  • Unusually well; excellently.
  • To a rare degree; very.
  • *, II.32:
  • others speake very honourably of his life and death, and in all other circumstances declare him to have beene a most excellent and rarely virtuous man.

    Usage notes

    It is grammatically a negative word. It therefore collocates with ever rather than never. * Compare We rarely ever go to the theatre.'' with ''We almost never go to the theatre.


    * barely * hardly * infrequently * once in a while * seldom * sporadically * scarcely


    * frequently, usually, often