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Rarely and not often - synonyms or related words

rarely

adverb

not often

little

adverb

not very often, or only to a small degree

seldom

adverb

not often

few and far between

not happening very often or not existing in many places

once or twice

a few times, but not very often

once in a blue moon

very rarely

rare

adjective

not happening very often

rarity

noun

something that does not happen often

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moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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Open Dictionary

platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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