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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. kind of(Adverb)

    Slightly; somewhat; sort of.

  2. 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".

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kind of' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2383


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