rather, kind of, kinda, sort of(adverb)
to some (great or small) extent
"it was rather cold"; "the party was rather nice"; "the knife is rather dull"; "I rather regret that I cannot attend"; "He's rather good at playing the cello"; "he is kind of shy"
Slightly; somewhat; sort of.
Origin: From a reanalysis "kind of" in a phrase such as "a kind of merry dance" from noun ("kind") and preposition ("of") from the prepositional phrase "of merry dance" to adverb modifying "merry".
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'kind of' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2383
The numerical value of kind of in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of kind of in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.
Our task is to provide an education for the kind of kids we have... Not the kind of kids we used to have... Or want to have... Or the kids that exist in our dreams.
There's a little fallacy that we have to enrich our children's experience with every kind of lesson and every kind of sport and every kind of club, and that backfires at a certain point.
There's a side of me that thinks it's great that candidates and political leaders seem so human, but then there's a side of me that's kind of frustrated, it can be kind of frustrating and kind of funny at the same time.
Graham See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles Or do you believe that people just get lucky Or, look at the question this way Is it possible that there are no coincidences
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Translations for kind of
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- algo así, algo así como, algo, más o menosSpanish
- jokseenkin, tavallaan, vähänFinnish
- quelque peu, à peu près, plus ou moins, en quelque sorteFrench
- nàdar deScottish Gaelic
- вроде, отчасти, как будтоRussian
- nekako, na neki način, pomaloSerbo-Croatian
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