1. 1〔少し〕a little, a bit;〔いくらか〕somewhat, more or less, to some extent
    • やや太りぎみだ
    • He is a little on the heavy side.
    • こちらの本のほうがやや厚い
    • This book is 「a little [a bit] thicker than that one.
    • やや驚いた様子だった
    • He looked somewhat surprised.
    • 彼にはややこっけいなところがある
    • There is something comical about him.
    • 彼の態度はやや軟化したようだ
    • His attitude seems to have softened to some extent.
    • やや失望した様子だった
    • He seemed rather disappointed.
  1. 2〔しばらく〕
    • ややあって彼女が現れた
    • She turned up after a while.