Quite and Rather
Means less than 'very' but more than 'a little' :
Quite a : goes before a / an
He is quite a good soccer player ( not a quite good soccer player)
is similar to quite. We use rather mainly with negative words and negative ideas :
These pears are rather nice ( nicer than expected ) where did you buy them ?
QUITE also means 'completely' and NOT QUITE not completely :
He has quite recovered from his illness - They have not quite finished their lunch yet
Especially with a number of adjectives :
sure, certain, right, wrong, true, safe, clear,different, incredible,
extraordinary, amazing, impossible, unnecessary, obvious
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