What is difference between somehow and somewhat?

What is difference between somehow and somewhat?

“Somewhat” means “slightly”. “She was somewhat worried about his safety.” “Somehow” means “caused by something unknown”, or it can be used to express an unlikely result. “Somehow, the cat got stuck in the tree.”

What does a somewhat mean?

to some extent
Somewhat means to some extent. An example of somewhat used as an adverb is in the sentence, “He is somewhat hungry,” which means that he is not starving, but he is not full either.

How do you use somewhat in a sentence?

  1. [S] [T] Tom was somewhat doubtful. (
  2. [S] [T] Tom was looking somewhat distraught. (
  3. [S] [T] Tom seemed to be somewhat disappointed. (
  4. [S] [T] You have to be somewhat to blame for that. (
  5. [S] [T] He’s somewhat hard of hearing, so please speak louder. (
  6. [S] [T] He was somewhat excited. (

When can we use somehow?

You use somehow when you cannot say how somebody did something, or how somebody will do something. I somehow managed to finish the race.

Is somewhat formal?

Formal language For example, ‘somewhat’ is more formal than ‘a bit’, ‘insufficient’ is more formal than ‘not enough’. avoid emotional language. For example, instead of strong words such as ‘wonderful’ or ‘terrible’, use more moderate words such as ‘helpful’ or ‘problematic’.

What does somewhat yes mean?

“In English, “somewhat” means “yes” or nothing at all.”

What kind of word is somewhat?

Somewhat can be an adverb or a pronoun.

What is the synonym of somewhat?

In this page you can discover 36 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for somewhat, like: a-little, kinda, to-a-degree, moderately, slightly, considerably, more-or-less, to-some-extent, approximately, partially and rather.

Is somewhat formal or informal?

Formal language choose formal instead of informal vocabulary. For example, ‘somewhat’ is more formal than ‘a bit’, ‘insufficient’ is more formal than ‘not enough’. avoid contractions. For example, use ‘did not’ rather than ‘didn’t’.

How do you say somehow in a formal way?


  1. anyway.
  2. after a fashion.
  3. anyhow.
  4. anywise.
  5. by hook or crook.
  6. come what may.
  7. in one way or another.
  8. in some such way.

What can I say instead of somewhat?

Synonyms & Antonyms of somewhat

  • enough,
  • fairly,
  • kind of,
  • kindly.
  • [chiefly Southern],
  • like,
  • moderately,
  • more or less,