One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Apparently but not really; seemingly.‘quasi-American’‘quasi-scientific’supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly, reportedly, professedly, ostensibly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, superficially, purportedly, nominally, by its own account, by one's own account, on papersupposed, seeming, apparent, alleged, reported, ostensible, purported, nominal, so-called, would-be, pseudo-View synonyms
- 1.1 Being partly or almost.‘quasicrystalline’partly, partially, in part, part, to a certain degree, to a certain extent, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to some degree, to some extent, half, in some measure, relatively, comparatively, moderately, to a point, up to a point, a little, somewhatView synonyms
- 1.1 Being partly or almost.
From Latin quasi ‘as if, almost’.
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