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Definition of sort of in English:

informal To some extent; in some way or other: ‘Do you see what I mean?’ ‘Sort of,’ answered Jean cautiously
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  • I'm going on my own with no clue about who is going to be there, which is sort of scary.
  • You spray it in a big gap, and it sort of foams up dramatically in order to fill said aperture.
  • I sort of assume you do so much writing that you don't need to do anything to keep sharp.
Synonyms
somewhat, moderately, quite, rather, fairly, reasonably, comparatively, relatively, to a limited extent/degree, to a certain degree, to some extent
informal pretty, kind of, kinda, ish
as it were, in a (strange) kind of way, somehow
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