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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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Definitions of somewhat from WordNet

somewhat (adv.)
to a small degree or extent;
his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
Synonyms: slightly / more or less
somewhat (adv.)
to certain extent or degree;
Synonyms: reasonably / moderately / pretty / jolly / fairly / middling / passably
From wordnet.princeton.edu