plutôt

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See also: plutost

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French plustost, see plus +‎ tôt. Compare Italian piuttosto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

plutôt

  1. (obsolete) earlier, sooner
  2. rather, instead
    Je n'aime pas le rouge. Je prends plutôt le noir.
    I don't like the red one. I'll take the black one instead. ("I'd sooner take the black one.")
  3. rather, pretty, kind of
    Ce bar est plutôt sale.
    This bar is pretty dirty.

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