Definition of kind of in English:

kind of

phrase

informal
  • Rather; to some extent (often expressing vagueness or used as a meaningless filler)

    ‘it got kind of cozy’
    • ‘It was kind of a last minute thing to use some of my holiday up while working my notice.’
    • ‘I was kind of deaf in one ear, and was scared at the time that it would never get better.’
    • ‘When she died, my mum kind of fell apart a bit and the family was never really the same again.’
    • ‘At a certain point I just kind of decided to pick it up and wear it, and have fun with it.’
    • ‘All of a sudden, I was kind of tired of it and fed up and it was just time to do something else.’
    • ‘With just six days worth of posts from the twenty-plus day shoot, the weblog's kind of slight, but it makes for good reading.’
    • ‘Jay's kind of working as a field correspondent.’
    • ‘Personally, I think she's kind of an idiot.’
    • ‘We kind of wish they were going to be relying on her personality instead of the music.’
    • ‘I kind of got the feeling that this was be my last jaunt abroad, so I made the most of it.’
    rather, quite, fairly, moderately, somewhat, a little, slightly, a shade
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