Synonyms for rare
unusual, singular, extraordinary; see unusual 1, 2.
sparse, few, scanty, meager, limited, short, expensive, precious, out of circulation, off the market, in great demand, occasional, uncommon, isolated, scattered, infrequent, deficient, almost unobtainable, few and far between*; see also unique 1.
Antonyms profuse, cheap*, abounding.
exceptional, select, matchless, superlative; see excellent, unique 1.
tenuous, light, rarefied; see thin 1, 5.
Not completely cooked
undercooked, underdone, not cooked, not done, lightly cooked, nearly raw, red, bloody, saignant, bleu (both French), not thoroughly cooked; see also raw 1.
See rare in Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus II
Rarely occurring or appearing: infrequent, occasional, scarce, sporadic, uncommon, unusual. Idiom: few and far between. See usual
Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary: exceptional, extraordinary, magnificent, outstanding, preeminent, remarkable, singular, towering, uncommon, unusual. (Informal) standout. (Slang) awesome, out of sight. See better, usual
Marked by great diffusion of component particles: rarefied, thin. See tighten
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