sort of - definition and synonyms

phrase mainly spoken
  1. 1
    slightly, or in some ways

    ‘Aren’t you hungry?’ ‘Sort of. I’m mostly just tired.’

    I’m sort of worried about Jenny.

  2. 2
    similar, but not exactly the same

    It’s sort of a shiny bluish grey colour.

    People say I look sort of like my grandfather when he was young.

See also main entry: sort