rather nice rose

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Context: Choosing a Jacket

Assistant: There's this rather nice rose pink, or two or three nice blues, burgundy, and here is one that's a very nice colour. I can show it to you in the daylight. And this one runs at sixty-nine ninety-five.

Customer: Are they all the same price?

Assistant: Yes.

What is the use of "rather" word?
 

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Context: Choosing a Jacket

Assistant: There's this rather nice rose pink, or two or three nice blues, burgundy, and here is one that's a very nice colour. I can show it to you in the daylight. And this one runs at sixty-nine ninety-five.
Customer: Are they all the same price?
Assistant: Yes.

What is the use of "rather"?

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If you want to say how nice the color is, no.
It's a very nice shade of yellow.
It's a rather nice shade of pink
It's a nice shade of blue.
It's a rather nasty shade of green.
It's a truly hideous shade of puce.
 
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I really [STRIKE]don't[/STRIKE] didn't know ​that "rather" and "very" are interchangeable.

Is Barb_d's reply [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] incorrect? [STRIKE]according to this reply?[/STRIKE]

No. She didn't say they meant exactly the same thing. She gave several example sentences, with different meanings.
 

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I don't want to use "rather", what word will replace this "replace" correctly?
 

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How about quite?
 

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Just don't use "nice" so often. (Three times in one sentence is a bit much.)
 
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